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RX9 or SX10 : Decision Time for Skis

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I'm 6'2", 165# and like to ski groomed with big, open bumps, Colorado or Dolomites blues to blacks (sorry Virginia, those aren't Blues). I like both slalom and GS style turns as a race throw-back to high school days. I'm moving back to Europe this summer so will be primarily on packed powder for the next few years. I narrowed my ski choice to the Fischer RX8 in 175, or RX9 in 180, OR, the Atomic SX10 in 173 - 180. Not seeing a lot of deals on the RX8, I'm thinking of the RX9 or SX10. Any opinions? GHOST, are you out there? I recall you like the RX8 and 9.

Phil
post #2 of 5
I would go with the RX9 in a 170cm size. This will be the most versatile ski.

Even more versatile will be the Progressor.

Michael
post #3 of 5
I really liked the RX8 and the SX11 that I tried. I didn't like the SX10 so much. I ended up with WC SCs, but if I were looking for an only ski I think I would go with the SX11 or WC RC now, due to the longer radii. The RX9 might be a little more flexible for bumps.

The atomic SXs have a nice reassuring solid feel. The Fischers feel quick and light. Both perform very well.
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I'm 6'1" 190lb and the 175cm RX-9 is absolutely one of the best skis I have owned. I am extremely happy with the ski and that size. You could go 170cm on the RX-8.

BTW, here are some good deals on the 8 and 9:

http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/mercha...roduct_Count=0

http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/mercha...oduct_Count=22
post #5 of 5
Don't know the rx 9 but give two thumbs up to the sx10. Huge sweet spot, good carver, stiff enough to be tough and stable but softer than a race ski, frequently available at good price. (6'0 180, used a 180cm ski.)
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