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post #31 of 46
Dawg,

How much difference between the Magfire 8 and 10? Realskiers and the Elan website both indicate they are similar in performance but there is a price difference that leads me toward the 8. I've spent a lot of time on an Axis X so if the 8 were not softer than the X it probably would work OK for me. Your thoughts?
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by steveturner
Dawg,

How much difference between the Magfire 8 and 10? Realskiers and the Elan website both indicate they are similar in performance but there is a price difference that leads me toward the 8. I've spent a lot of time on an Axis X so if the 8 were not softer than the X it probably would work OK for me. Your thoughts?
The Magfire 8 and Axis X are quite similiar in purpose, but not design. Both are the top skis from their respective manufacturers that do not have a sheet of metal: go above this, and you get into the Magfire 10 or Crossfire, both with a layer of titanium. Flex is pretty similiar, as is target skier (level 6/7, all mountain). The Axis X and current Apache X don't have much shape, definitely not compared to an all-mountain carver like the Magfire 8. The Mag 8 is a turnier and bit more rewarding ski, the Axis X more of a cruiser with a bit sweet spot, IMO.

I have found that skiers looking to improve and or ski on smaller hills like the turnier skis of this category (Fischer RX6, Head iM72/XRC 800, Elan Magfire 8/10) whereas the ex-Volant crowd tends to be happier on the Axis X/Apache X (many Volant skiers have since moved over to K2). Hope this helps!
post #33 of 46
Dawg,

When you get a moment looking for a price on the Head IM82, PM or here is ok. Thanks in advance and awesome reviews you post .
post #34 of 46

Recons/m666

Do you have any Recon's or m666's in a 168?
post #35 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching
The Magfire 8 and Axis X are quite similiar in purpose, but not design. Both are the top skis from their respective manufacturers that do not have a sheet of metal: go above this, and you get into the Magfire 10 or Crossfire, both with a layer of titanium. Flex is pretty similiar, as is target skier (level 6/7, all mountain). The Axis X and current Apache X don't have much shape, definitely not compared to an all-mountain carver like the Magfire 8. The Mag 8 is a turnier and bit more rewarding ski, the Axis X more of a cruiser with a bit sweet spot, IMO.

I have found that skiers looking to improve and or ski on smaller hills like the turnier skis of this category (Fischer RX6, Head iM72/XRC 800, Elan Magfire 8/10) whereas the ex-Volant crowd tends to be happier on the Axis X/Apache X (many Volant skiers have since moved over to K2). Hope this helps!
I just skied the 2006/07 Apache Stryker, which I liked very much. Quite a bit more substantial than the Apache X (74mm underfoot), but with similiar ease and forgiveness. It was very stable at high speeds, and held under pressure on hard snow. It should be an all-mountain midfat/cruiser winner for 2007.
post #36 of 46

Slalom skis

What do you have in a slalom ski 165 range, they can be flat. Looking for a fun pair to free ski on maybe run gates once in a while (5'11" 190 and level 8). I purchased a pair of 77's from you last spring.
Thanks,
Steve
post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by steveturner
Dawg,

How much difference between the Magfire 8 and 10? Realskiers and the Elan website both indicate they are similar in performance but there is a price difference that leads me toward the 8. I've spent a lot of time on an Axis X so if the 8 were not softer than the X it probably would work OK for me. Your thoughts?
The 8 and the X are of similiar build and construction: wood core, no metal. The 8 feels heavier (denser) than the Axis X/Apache X and can be skied in a slightly shorter length (168 on mag 8 vs. 174 on Axis X). Besides that, the Mag 8 is a turnier ski, more shapely and more of an all-mountain carver (vs. the Axis X's more traditional midfat turn radius). I think that the Axis X is more of a cruiser, while the Magfire 8 is more engaging if you want it to be. The Magfire 10 is a bit more powerful, and torsionally stiffer, with a tad higher speed limit (it wants to go faster as well). Not a ton of difference between the two though-both are phenomenal values at their respective price points.
post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
I will be out of town for the next two weeks, and will be checking my Private Messages at least once per day. For any technical questions about skis, please PM me: it is the best way to reach me. For availability info, it is better to call the shop. Once you have decided on model and length and are ready to place an order, go ahead and call the shop at 541-593-2453. Thanks!
post #39 of 46
Say Dawg, can you tell me if there is much difference in how the new Head XRC 1400 Chip skis compared to last years XRC 1100 Chip? As far as I can tell, the only difference is the Liquidmetal. I was just wondering if the difference was noticible enough to warrant trading up for a pair.
Thanks
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mac
Say Dawg, can you tell me if there is much difference in how the new Head XRC 1400 Chip skis compared to last years XRC 1100 Chip? As far as I can tell, the only difference is the Liquidmetal. I was just wondering if the difference was noticible enough to warrant trading up for a pair.
Thanks
Not really a discernable difference, as far as I could tell. I didn't ski them back to back, which would be required to really feel a difference. If you are looking for a different ski but the same genre of ski, the 2007 iXRC 1200 is more lively and more stable. I seem to have more fun on it on groomers, although it may be a more demanding ride than the current 1400.
post #41 of 46

Head wild thang or Hot thang

I looking for new skis for my wife. She is 5'7'' 150 lbs. Probably a level 8 and likes steeps and moguls. Spends rest of the time on groomers. Her speed is fast but not "tuck and go". She has a pair of Head Mad Trix Mojo 166 cm for powder days. I am replacing a older pair of Bandit X 160 cm. She is not a hard carving trench laying type of skier. Which would your recommend? Or should she look at the K2 Burning Luv. I'm leaning towards the Wild Thang 163 cm since you have a great price on that ski. Thanks for your input.
post #42 of 46
Just wanted to chime in with props to Scott/Dawgcatching - I spoke with him last Friday about getting new skis for my wife, decided on K2 One Luvs in 153cm which he shipped out the same day (great price!!). My wife skied them yesterday and really likes them; thanks Scott!!
post #43 of 46
Hi, looking for the Crossfire w/ IBX 12.0 Piston bindings, 174. Do you have or can you get them? Thanks
post #44 of 46

Metrons

Dawg

Can you quote on a pair of Atomic Metron M10 w/ neox 412 binding? Volkl Allstar 175?

Kearns
post #45 of 46
What do you have left in stock in a women's ski in the 150 - 156 cm range? Looking for a friend who's 5'5", 120 lbs, mostly east but occasional Western skier who wants a "do it all" ski. All groomed east, but takes on powder and crud out west and will go off-piste with instructors. I was thinking Fischer Vision 73; K2 Burnin or One Luv; or Wild Thang.

Thanks.

PS - not locked into "women's ski" ... if a lower-end unisex does the job, i.e., Elan Mag 8, in appropriate length, that may also be of interest.
post #46 of 46

PM full

Dawg,

FYI, your private mailbox is full - Thanks,

FD
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