Earlier in the season I took out my 2000/2001 vintage RC4 WC SC's at Stevens Pass. They are 176cm long with a sidecut of 103-63-90. On the groomed they were a blast. They were designed when Fischer was moving from long narrow slaloms to shorter slaloms. They have a relatively soft tip and a very stiff tail. However, those charcteristics combined with their 63mm waist limits their versatility. If they were a few mm's wider with a GS flex they would be ideal all around ski for me.
On the other hand, I have two pairs of Fischer Sceneo 500's at 165cm and 170cm 118-68-100. They are fantastic skis for me in all respects except that if I had my my choice, I would like to have a ski with the Sceneo characteristics with a somewhat longer turning radius than their 14m and 15m respective turn radii.
I recently bought the Fischer RX-9. 170cm 109-69-96. It might be called "Fischer lite." It has a very light feeling and for Fischer, is a very lively ski that wants to dance down the slope. It is a really fun ski. However, it tends to get bounced around in PNW cut up conditions(I will post a review of it when I have the chance). With another layer of titanal it would probably very closely resemble the Sceneo 500's notable characteristics which include smoothness, rock solid stabilitiy and the ability to power through chop and cut up conditions.
For inexplicable reasons (to me
: )Fischer didn't sell the Sceneo 500 in the USA this past season and will be eliminating it in other markets this next season.
With a slightly longer turning radius it would be my perfect ski. [img]smile.gif[/img] This sparked my interest in the interest in the RX-10.
Yes, you can conclude I like Fischer skis. [img]smile.gif[/img]