This is certainly a mystery. Where are those missing Sceneo’s?
Canada expects to have Sceneos 100-500 for next season.
Japan will have Sceneos 100-500 PLUS a new model the Sceneo 600 with a full racing plate this next season.
The USA expects only two modest Sceneos to be available.
But wait, the plot thickens. The USA will have certain new RX and FX models Japan doesn’t list. And the Japan Fischer site has inexplicably gone down.
Those cagey guys in Reid, Austria may hold the key to solving this whole mystery. Maybe their marketing guys just thought that “Sceneo” sounded to euro for the USA market.
FWIW, I started this season by breaking my self-made promise not to buy new skis this year by buying a pair of 170cm Sceneo 500’s. I liked them so much I also bought a pair of Sceneo 500’s in 160cm length at an end of season sale. Both are fantastic skis. I now have my Sceneo supply. However, as good as the new RX line promises to be, I think it will be a shame if the Sceneo 400, 500 and (maybe even the S600) don’t make it to FISCHER USA’s warehouse in time for this next season.
P.S. Booch, “race bred with all mountain versatility” vs. “Skier-X/Expert Carve” may well have everything to do with how the RX line is being marketed in the US as opposed to Canada. I’m sure Rusty Guy is very familiar with what “Skier Cross” events are, especially since Fischer has enjoyed so much success in them of late. In the age of the global Internet, companies employing different marketing strategies in different geographical locations can create
: among Internet users including the participants in Epic Ski. [ May 09, 2003, 09:54 PM: Message edited by: Lostboy ]