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new skis to replace rx8 help

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
the fischer rx8s 175cm are great 3 yrs old now looking to replace do i stick to rx8s or is there anything else out there
220 1bs age 46 6 foot 1" like blasting down groomers and mixture of off piste and moguls
post #2 of 13
dynastar limited comes to mind, so many to choose from. there are about 20 or so that would fit that bill.
post #3 of 13
sounds like you need 3 new pair
post #4 of 13
I just picked up a cheap used pair of RX8s in 175 just to knock around on and my only regret is I didn't find a newer, nicer pair. Lots of fun. Isn't the RX8 Fire the same ski?
post #5 of 13
I am also on 3-year old RX8's and love them. The ideal ski for the usually hard snow conditions of New England. But not a great choice for much more than 6 inches of new snow. The 07/08 RX8 Fire is essentially the same ski. Ski Magazine preferred the RC4 Progressor this year - a bit higher in performance and a bit wider underfoot.
post #6 of 13
How about dynastar contact? Isn't that about the same concept as the rx-line?
post #7 of 13
Quick list:

Fischer RC4 Progressor (great ski for what you want to do)
Dynastar Contact 10 (a slalom cut, quite versatile)
Dynastar Contact 11/Limited (more of a GS cut, ski it longer, but still versatile)
Head i.Supershape
Atomic Nomad Crimson
Atomic Metron B5
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks for replys will look at the recomendations
post #9 of 13
i would try a pair of 175cm rx9s if i were you i like them a lot after owning the rx8 they are more versatile especially in bumps and off-piste ski-depot.com still has some for $459
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by colw View Post
the fischer rx8s 175cm are great 3 yrs old now looking to replace do i stick to rx8s or is there anything else out there
220 1bs age 46 6 foot 1" like blasting down groomers and mixture of off piste and moguls
I am close to your size but older. I have been skiiing Head Magnums in 170 cm this year and love them.
post #11 of 13
Consider the Dynastar Contact 9. Its radius is closer to the RX8 than the Contact 10 or Limited, and it got very good marks by realskiers.com and ski-review.com.

The 10 and Limited actually have the exact same cut, so the difference between those two skis must be in the construction of the ski core or something else like that.

I was trying to decide between the new RX8 and the Contact 9 and opted for the Dynastar primarily because I got a great deal on it. I am VERY happy with it however and I feel like it may be just a little better than the RX8 when I'm off of groomed snow.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by dcb31 View Post
Consider the Dynastar Contact 9. Its radius is closer to the RX8 than the Contact 10 or Limited, and it got very good marks by realskiers.com and ski-review.com.

The 10 and Limited actually have the exact same cut, so the difference between those two skis must be in the construction of the ski core or something else like that.
I've tried the Contact 9, 10 and 11 (now the Limited), and found that the 9 and 10 skied similarly, though the 10 could be powered a lot more. The 9 worked well for me if I upsized a bit, but it still wasn't the best at handling boilerplate. The 10 could handle a bit more "oomph" than the 9 in the same length.

The 11 is more GS oriented than the 9 or 10, though it will fire off SL-style turns without a problem. It's also a very light and nimble ski, as are all of the Contact series. Of all the Contacts I tried, the 11 was the pick of the litter.

I find the RC4 Progressor to be a nice middle ground. It excels at multiple turn shapes, carves like a precision instrument on true ice, yet can handle some off piste skiing. It's heavy in comparison to the Dynastars, but it doesn't ski like a heavy lifter. It's a nice step up from the RX8 or RX9, though not as forgiving as either.

(FYI: I'm 6'4", level 9 skier, former FIS racer - so use that as the grain of salt.)
post #13 of 13
I just sold my RX8's and got the RC4 Progressors. It was a great buy. The Progressor has a slalom shovel with a GS tail. Very versatile and fast!!!!!!
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