Friends, I am replacing the 175cm 6* that have beaten me up for two years. I did the demo thing last February and had a great time on a pair of 165cm RX9's in 170. I really wanted to try the RX8 in 165 but the shop in Killington where I got the demos does not even sell it. So I have just started shopping for the RX8 in the 165, but the best price I have found is $850. But the same shop is selling last year's new RX9 in 160cm for $499, with binding. I really did like the RX9 in 170cm, but again, I was coming off the Volkl in 175, and I think anything would have made me smile. My inclination is to go with the 9's and save the cash. My only concern is the length (too short?). What do you think the feel between the 165cm RX8 and 160cm RX9 would be? Me: "seasoned" expert (49yo). 5'10 and 160lbs (now you can see how 175cm 6* - 160lbs = pain).
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12/11/05 at 9:40am