myriad comments herewith
Here ya go....see myriad thoughts and comments below. My theory as a result? Pick a ski you like, ski it one up and one down from what you would expect. Pick and smile
Remember RX 8 rewards solid new school technique is fastest and smoothest on edge, simultaneous tipping and modern technique...but unlike some more demanding carvers, can be ski'd old school as well and will help a solid old school skier learn modern technique. See free demo team videos in signature below for examples of modern technique the RX 8 will reward. It is a flat out great ski. Bomber and highly recommended for lvl 6/7 skier and up. Just the best out there IMO.http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...eferrerid=8500
Personally, I prefer the 175, I am 6' down to 180 now. The diff tho between the 170 and 175 ( I own both) is slight. I found the 175 easier to ski. If purchasing new I would buy either, based on best price. My impressions are the 175 is easier and smoother to free ski but I would be faster in a nastar course on the 170...plan to test that theory probably next year......I would like to try a 180 to complete the test and do the same test with RX 9's....
I think our dawgcatching has great deals right now, and great deals can be found on ebay. Fischer is changing their line for 08 so time to buy couldn't be better.