: Sorry PhysicsMan I'm gonna have to beg to differ. If you grab a 190ish ski in the Rex and the G4 you will find that they are fairly similar in flex, I would go so far as to say the same. I think a better perspective for you and others would be to flex all of the fatties in the 80 to 90 mm waist width category. Inspired, a noodle. Pocket Rocket, very forgiving. Bandit XXX, also forgiving. Rex and G4? Stout GS machines. I owned the 10ex the first year it came out and I skiid the G4 last year and found them to be very similar. If you add up the differences between shovel and waste, and waste and tail you will find there is a 1mm difference between the two. Turn radius is almost identical, feel under foot is almost identical -although the Rex is lighter. This year I will be riding the 191 Rex. I will agree with you about flex. Smaller skiers need not apply, especially for the longer lengths in either of these skis unless you have unusual physical strength and technical ability. I'm 6'3, 235 and like the feel of a substantial ski under foot. Either of these are the ticket for crud, fluff, or STOP THE RIDE MOMMA WE'RE MOVEN TOO FAST skiing. As for the original question, I would definately recomend the Pocket Rocket. You did say intermediate skier. The Rex could hand you a piece of bitter humble pie where as the PR is a mindless kick in the pants.
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