Originally Posted by barrettscv
What are the dims on the SX pro? Is it the same ski as the slx pro fusion, but without the binding system?
I'm looking for a $200 SL ski for 50% race training and 50% hardsnow freeskiing. I have the 175cm WC RC but want a quicker turning ski with the same performance. I'm 225 lbs and will accept a 160 to 170cm size. I have bindings, bit will a consider the heads w/ the Tyrolia CP plates.
SX's are sold to Alaska Mike! Sorry. But, the SX would be a great ski for what you describe, although it might be more like a 70 race/30 freeski model. It is a powerhouse that comes very close to the SLX WC in terms of power and precision. I mainly sold them to good Masters skiers. As I understand it, they didn't sell well in the US, and will be pre-season orders only (as well as the GSX Fusion Pro) from now onward. The distributor won't be stocking it as an inventory item.
The Head iSL Chip is close to what you describe, and is a little friendier as a freeski (I have it in a 160cm). It is definitely more along the lines of a 50/50 ski for good skiers. They do come pre-mounted with the CP13, but I have a binding that will work on there (Freeflex 14 rebadged as Elan binding) for $120. I also have the iSlalom (same as the iSL Chip, but without the Chip) in 160 and 170. In 170, it is a ripping freeski, and is more hard-snow focused in 160cm (since you have a 175 RC, the 170cm in any of these would likely be too much crossover). There is also the iSL RD, but that ski is a powerhouse, and it can be freeskied, but is more like an 80/20 ski. I have that in 161cm.