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Whats the closest ski to the fischer rx8?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
hey guys, i heard great things about the rx8's however they are no longer avail and if they are they are very pricey. Anyways, can someone telll me what other skies could i look for which are the closest (performance wise) to the rx8's. I am an intermediate , located on eastcoast

thanks
post #2 of 19
The RX8 continues as the RX8 Fire, so finding one is not an issue.

That length?

These are also many skis that you could consider as an alternative.

Michael
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

rx8

I understand that they will have new models comming out but i remeber being able to get a deal for something around 400. that deal is no longer avail. Im 5 10 165 lbs. Anyways, if anyone knoews of a shop or a person selling a pair, i would be interested. In the alternati e i would like to know what other skies are similar to the rx8

thanks


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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
The RX8 continues as the RX8 Fire, so finding one is not an issue.

That length?

These are also many skis that you could consider as an alternative.

Michael
post #4 of 19
You might look for an Atomic GS9, Dynastar Contact 9, Elan Speedwave 12, Head XRC 800, Nordica Speed Machine 14.2 & Volkl S5.

These are available: http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/mercha...roduct_Count=1

Michael
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post #6 of 19
RX9 is not too disimilar, but did they revamp it also?
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks for your comments guys, if anyone has any other suggestions please let me know

thanks



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RX9 is not too disimilar, but did they revamp it also?
post #8 of 19
The RX6 is actually a very good ski, often described as 90% of the performance of the RX8 for 60% of the effort. Here it is in all sizes for $299 delivered. Go for the 165cm for easy turns or the 170cm for better high speed performance.

http://shop.sierrasnowboard.com/browse.cfm/4,1626.htm
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
RX9 is not too disimilar, but did they revamp it also?
The feel of the Fischer RX-8 and RX-9 is very similar but the sidecut of the two models is rather different. The Fischer RX-8 is 116-66-98; the RX-9 last season was 110-69-96 (previous RX-9 models were advertised as being a mm narrower at the tip being 109-69-96). The RX-9 seems to have morphed into the RC4 Race RC this season, though I don't know if that ski will be available in the USA.
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
The RX6 is actually a very good ski, often described as 90% of the performance of the RX8 for 60% of the effort. Here it is in all sizes for $299 delivered. Go for the 165cm for easy turns or the 170cm for better high speed performance.

http://shop.sierrasnowboard.com/browse.cfm/4,1626.htm
+1

But if you want to really fuss over it you could look at many other good options at that website now all for $299 including bindings (and maybe free shipping?):

Atomic Izor 9.7
Fischer AMC 73
Nordica Speedmachine 12.2
Volkl AC2
and others.

All in 170cm should be fine at your size / skill level.

If it were me I'd go with the AMC 73 - even if an RX8 were available this would be just about as much fun doing short turns on groomers but more versatile for just about anything else, and still have that "Fischer feel". YMMV of course.

AMC73 - 118/73/105 (15m) at 170cm
RX8 - 116/66/98 (12m) at 165 cm, don't know if it varies at 170cm.
post #11 of 19
Fischer Race SC has almost the exact same dimensions as the RX-8. It is 14m at 170cm.
post #12 of 19
Some Fischer measurements:

Fischer RX-8 116-66-98, 12M@ 160 cm; 14M @ 170cm
Fischer Race SC 116-65-98, 12M@ 160cm;14M@170cm
Fischer AMC 73 118-73-105 15M @170.

Note: Fischer radius listings are rounded off to the nearest full meter.
post #13 of 19
The RX9 is more of a GS style ski and the RX8 is more of a SL style ski. For the east coast you would probably prefer the RX8 because it has better grip on ice.

dt
post #14 of 19
Agreed that the RX8 may have marginally better grip -- but if the original poster is looking for a "do it all" ski rather than a dedicated hardpack ski in a quiver with others, then I'd still push the AMC 73. I have a similar Fischer midfat (BigStix 7.6) and it's got fantastic hold on ice and hardpack; really just as confident on eastern conditions as slalom skis (I've skied Volkl, Rossi and Dynastar slalom skis, but not the RX8), and much more versatile.
post #15 of 19
At my local shop it's the RX-6 and the RX-9. They're on either side of the RX-8 on the rack.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 

thanks guys

are there any other onese anyone can think of?
post #17 of 19
You can buy my RX8's. They are 05/06 and have about 20 days on them. Great condition, no core shots, no edge cracks, no base damge, not topsheet damage.
post #18 of 19
Check out the Dynastar Contact series. The Contact 11 got awesome reviews, and surprisingly got high scores in the bumps, though I'm always a little skeptical about SL oriented skis allowing you to ski moguls the way they should be. For you though, given the level you put yourself at, I would go with the Contact 10...basically the same ski but with a softer flex (like the 5 star is to the 6 star).
However if you're an intermediate, depending on how many days you get out a year, both the RX-8 and the Contact 11 and 10 might be a little too much ski for you. But that is in no way a written in stone kind of rule.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by cabrown317 View Post
Check out the Dynastar Contact series. The Contact 11 got awesome reviews, and surprisingly got high scores in the bumps, though I'm always a little skeptical about SL oriented skis allowing you to ski moguls the way they should be. For you though, given the level you put yourself at, I would go with the Contact 10...basically the same ski but with a softer flex (like the 5 star is to the 6 star).
However if you're an intermediate, depending on how many days you get out a year, both the RX-8 and the Contact 11 and 10 might be a little too much ski for you. But that is in no way a written in stone kind of rule.

This guy be whack, what he meant to say is cop my RX8's B.
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