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11/20/07 at 9:42am
Dawg: I am very interested in what you think of the Crimsons. The R:EX/M:EX lineage is probably not very relevant. They are great skis, but considered heavy and often engender terms like "tank." The marketing touts the Crimsons as being 1/5 lbs. lighter than similar skis, which seems like a move to clearly separate them from the M:EXs, dispite nearly identical demensions. The Wateas are light and seem to have a more even softer flex than the Crimsons, but both are very torrsionally stiff.
I skied the Crimson all last winter, first thing that struck me was the preparation of the skis from the factory, awesome. Second, i'm 74kg aggressive skier, loves groomed piste but only if the snow puts me there. We only sell woodcore skis, yet i had to put the Crimson into our range. I've never skied a lighter, more versatile ski anywhere. Anywhere is skied, it took minimal adjustments for snow conditions. It has changed my opinion of skis. I love this ski and am difficult to please, especially when it come to changing my stubborn opinions on how skis work. We'll be looking closely at Fischer in January, but for the moment, quietly to myself, the Crimson is my ski of the season.