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Fischer Fire DOA?

post #1 of 16
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Anyone know what happened to the RX Fire? It was shown on the Fischer website for a while, but no reviews in the ski mags, no listings by dealers, and now, no longer shown on website. Was it so bad they pulled it?
post #2 of 16

Fire?

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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Anyone know what happened to the RX Fire? It was shown on the Fischer website for a while, but no reviews in the ski mags, no listings by dealers, and now, no longer shown on website. Was it so bad they pulled it?
I wondered the same thing. It looked very interesting when it first surfaced on their web site, but now it seem to be a "Vapor Ski".

My local dealer never heard of it.

Gotta love Fischer, they keep it interesting.
post #3 of 16
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I wondered the same thing. It looked very interesting when it first surfaced on their web site, but now it seem to be a "Vapor Ski".

My local dealer never heard of it.

Gotta love Fischer, they keep it interesting.
My only guess is that the ski has a backlog in Europe and they are holding back on a US roll-out.

The US market has always been secondary to Europe. Better profits there, normally.

Cheers,

Michael
post #4 of 16
I don't really know. However, the Fischer RX Fire is a Hyper-Carver which probably puts it in a category of about one this season. Maybe it's something like what happened to the Metron last season. It didn't fit in any of the defined categories of the magazines and so was ingored by most of them. Just a guess. Personally I'm awaiting for the RX-10 to make its reappearance. I suspect it will.
post #5 of 16
I checked out Fischer's '06-07 USA catalog. It's not in there either although the RX Fire boot is. The mystery deepens...
post #6 of 16
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I don't really know. However, the Fischer RX Fire is a Hyper-Carver which probably puts it in a category of about one this season. Maybe it's something like what happened to the Metron last season. It didn't fit in any of the defined categories of the magazines and so was ingored by most of them. Just a guess. Personally I'm awaiting for the RX-10 to make its reappearance. I suspect it will.
RX10 Phenom - a few years old, now sitting in a store in Hamilton looking for about 450 bucks + bindings.
post #7 of 16
Looks like they are available in Europe. Check out Fischer's Italian site http://it.fischer-ski.com/en/
post #8 of 16
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I checked out Fischer's '06-07 USA catalog. It's not in there either although the RX Fire boot is. The mystery deepens...
Those are actually the MX freeride line of boots. The boot is called the "X-Fire". It's not directly associated with the RX line of skis in the US. However, it seems to be on the Italian website.

And it's not much of a mystery why the RX10 isn't in the states -- it wouldn't sell very well here. Most people are far more interested in the fatter skis, and the more versatile skis, as opposed to the hypercarver RX10. That's still pretty much a Euro thing.
post #9 of 16
Thanks for the clarification on the MX freeride line "X-Fire" boot as opposed to RX "X-Fire" boot.

I don't doubt the current trend toward fatter skis. The Fischer RX-10 model I'm referring to is a somewhat detuned GS race ski with with a radius 105-65-91 @175cm. It showed up in Canada a few seasons back and then disappeared. I have a pair of them. The model I'm referring to can be seen at:
http://travel.canoe.ca/SkiCanadaSpri...her%20RX-10%22

Since FIS GS skis are increasing in minimum radius to minimum 27M in 2008, I suspect that skis like the RC4 WC RC and other recreational GS racing /skier-cross type will soon increase in radius some as well. That's my reason for speculating on the the return of an RX 10. And it is pure speculation.

The RX-Fire has the same dimensions as an earlier version of the Fischer RC4 WC SC sidecut 123-66-102. It is also shown in the same Ski Canada link above. You're right, it is a Hyper-Carver and they seem to have gone out of fashion in North America during the past several seasons.
post #10 of 16
umm i cnat find any mention of the rx fire anywhere my local shop snowfit stocks them and there pretty awesome but out my price range =.[ soem 1 give me soem please haha
post #11 of 16
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post #12 of 16
wht lttle abc? I used to have one, but when I switched to mozilla firefox I couldn't find any.
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wht lttle abc? I used to have one, but when I switched to mozilla firefox I couldn't find any.
For Safari and Firefox it doesn't display. With Safari you can just click your mouse to spell check the message before you send. I'm not sure how Firefox works.
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post #14 of 16
If you want an RX Fire... go out and find the final variation of the RC4 SC that had a 123mm tip. The ski should be mostly black (2003/2004?). Poof, you have an RX Fire (or something so close you might as well not waste your money on the Fire). I think Fischer resurrected an old favorite for hyper carving. I will be surprised if it hits the shelves in the US as it would be direct competition to the other two likely skis that would be considered along with that ski which are the RC4 SC (current model) and the new RX8 - both which have proven to be great skis.
Later
GREG
post #15 of 16
Yeez, The WC SC with 123mm tip is back?
That sure was the best hypercarving Fischer ever IMO.
post #16 of 16
RX Fire is available here in CH
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