Fast-forward to this season, and we have sent many customers out on the RX6. I was figuring it would be a home run for improving intermediates to advanced skiers. I was wrong! There hasn't been a ski in our fleet that more people have expressed a dislike for! I would venture to say that at least 50% of the people coming back on the RX6 volunteer the information that it was not a good ski-probably the average for most of our demos is 10%. What is going on? They are well-tuned: I skied a pair recently and they were fine. Just yesterday, an older customer came in and took 2 demos (both an RX6 and K2 Escape 5500): he liked the Escape, but HATED the RX6-basically said it was a horrible ski.
What is going on here? Is this a technique issue? Who should be skiing this ski? I didn't find it demanding at all, just a great tool for becoming a very good skier. Not to mention that more skis are going with the "cross" shape next season, away from the 70mm midfat (IMO, a good move, the cross skis promote tipping and carving more). Will this affect skis sales in the future-how so. We have only sold one pair this season, it was to a girl that was in her second year of skiing and her boyfriend was a L2-she fell in love. Any ideas?