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Dynastar Omeglass Speed Comp VS Fischer RX8

post #1 of 11
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Guys, could you help me choose between Dynastar Omeglass Speed Comp and Fischer RX8? Has anyone skied both of these? I would appreciate any input!
post #2 of 11
I have not used the Omeglass Speed Comp, but this ski is very different from the RX8.

The RX8 is a recreational carving ski. It is very quick feeling, excels in short turns and likes to carve. The Omeglass is a damp feeling GS ski. The two are very different.

Most good recreational skiers will prefer the RX8.

Michael
post #3 of 11
Actualy the Omeglasses are SL skis. That's for sure.
AFAIK (I may be wrong about this year line up) the Omeglass Speed Comp is the "consumer race stock" model (one step down than the real race room ski).
Yes, different anyway than a RX8 Both are short radius hard snow skis, but expect more versatility from the RX8. (I've skied neither of those...)
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
Actualy the Omeglasses are SL skis.
Oops, in that case, what Philippe said.

Michael
post #5 of 11
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I need new skis mostly for carving short and medium sized turns on piste. They should also work well in bumps and be stable at high speeds and on ice patches.

Some reviews that I read say that RX8s feel shaky on ice. Can anyone confirm that?

I have seen comparisons of RX8s VS Contact 10/9. Is Omeglass Speed a lot different from Contacts?
post #6 of 11
The Contacts are more like the RX8 than the Omeglass, I have both the RX8 & Contact 11.

The 175cm RX8 is more of a SL carver than the 178cm Contact 11 which has more of a GS feel to it. The Contact 11 is excellent in moguls however, while the RX8 is average.

The Contact 10 & 9 to not perform at the same level as the RX8 & C11 according to opinion here.

Michael
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
The Contacts are more like the RX8 than the Omeglass, I have both the RX8 & Contact 11.
Based on your experience with RX8, how do they feel on ice and in bumps?

Thanks!
post #8 of 11
Ice is great, just below the level of a laminate race ski. These are little stiff & long in the 175cm size to be great in moguls, but still do-able.

Some reviews, Contact 11: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=51234

RX8: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=32523

Also see:http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=55117

Michael
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
These are little stiff & long in the 175cm size to be great in moguls, but still do-able.
I am 6', 180lbs. Would you recommend to go shorter? Do you think 165cm will work well? I am concerned with stability at high speed.
post #10 of 11
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I am 6', 180lbs. Would you recommend to go shorter? Do you think 165cm will work well? I am concerned with stability at high speed.
I would go 170cm. I'm 230 + .

Michael
post #11 of 11
Omeglass speed Comp is the closest Dynastar to a slalom race ski you can get at your local ski shop. Speed Course Comp is the GS version. Probably too stiff to be ideal for bumps. Probably no fun unless your cranking 'em.

RX8 is good anywhere at most recreational speeds, up to say about 50 mph. They are good on ice, but not as good as a true race ski. WC SC is better on ice and better when pushed beyond it's design speed, but not as good in bumps, and not as good at slow speeds. I would not go shorter than 170 cm on the RX8.

Just to confuse you further, the Contact 9 has a shorter radius than the 11, and is said to offer pretty high performance.
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