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post #61 of 71
Matt,

Just noticed you're from France. Are you aware of sport-conrad.com? They have very good prices (you won't get killed on the exchange rates like we do) and a good selection. The biggest hurdle is getting around the translation, as they are located in Germany.
post #62 of 71
Matt:

Just wanted to put in a vote for your Fischer RX8 Fire and PE quiver. That's exactly what I am using here in the eastern US and I love both skis. Just skied the PE for the first time a couple of weeks ago after buying them based on recommendations from Epic and I didn't find tham hard to stay on top of at all. They are my first skis over 70mm in width and I adjusted to them fairly quickly.

You might want to demo them again and move the bindings around a bit. I have mine mounted at +1.5 and like them there. I do have them mouted with Railflex though and am looking forward to playing around with the mount position when I get out again (hopefully Sunday).

RX8's are fantastic. Quick and very lively, hold on hardpack and ice very well. They can be a bit tiring though since they want to turn all of the time, but that's what I got them for so I shouldn't complain.

I might go a bit wider if I was going to be out west like you, but for me the PE and the RX8 fit my needs perfectly. Got the PE so that I can take it on western trips and ski it here when we do get some new fresh snow. Lot's of people on Epic do use the PE in the west and love it.

Good luck with your search!

Mike
post #63 of 71
holy jebus... just start a new thread already, because THIS one is so far off from where it started that it's totally unrelated now...
post #64 of 71
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
Matt:

Just wanted to put in a vote for your Fischer RX8 Fire and PE quiver. That's exactly what I am using here in the eastern US and I love both skis. Just skied the PE for the first time a couple of weeks ago after buying them based on recommendations from Epic and I didn't find tham hard to stay on top of at all. They are my first skis over 70mm in width and I adjusted to them fairly quickly.

You might want to demo them again and move the bindings around a bit. I have mine mounted at +1.5 and like them there. I do have them mouted with Railflex though and am looking forward to playing around with the mount position when I get out again (hopefully Sunday).

RX8's are fantastic. Quick and very lively, hold on hardpack and ice very well. They can be a bit tiring though since they want to turn all of the time, but that's what I got them for so I shouldn't complain.

I might go a bit wider if I was going to be out west like you, but for me the PE and the RX8 fit my needs perfectly. Got the PE so that I can take it on western trips and ski it here when we do get some new fresh snow. Lot's of people on Epic do use the PE in the west and love it.

Good luck with your search!

Mike
Thanks for the input Mike...just to clarify, although I thought the PE had great upside for me, I was considering it as my hasn't snowed in a while ski, not my powder ski. If I got the RX 8 Fires, I was thinking of matching it with something bigger than 85 mm, like Fischer Atuas.
post #65 of 71
Thread Starter 

Dynastar Trouble Maker and Fischer Atua

Just pulled the trigger on some Atuas to go along with the TMs I got a deal on the other day. Hopefully, both skis will arrive by the time I get back from visiting the mother in law next week.

I am not sure if this is the perfect 2 ski quiver for me, but I am looking forward to giving it a try...hopefully with some fresh snow as the mostly sunny skis the last month have me thinking that I should have picked up a narrower carver to go along with a TT in the 88 to 96 range.

Thanks for all the help and I will update as soon as I have had a chance to test them out.

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post #66 of 71
If I skied what you ski, I'd go with the Rossi B1 and the Dynastar Legend 8800 --- can't go wrong with these. I, personally, own the Rossi B2 and the K2 Apache Outlaw - love this combo for what I do (seldomly do I ski groomers).

Edit: oops! Didn't see that you bought them already ... ski the hell out of 'em!!
post #67 of 71
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Originally Posted by lusdawg View Post
If I skied what you ski, I'd go with the Rossi B1 and the Dynastar Legend 8800 --- can't go wrong with these. I, personally, own the Rossi B2 and the K2 Apache Outlaw - love this combo for what I do (seldomly do I ski groomers).

Edit: oops! Didn't see that you bought them already ... ski the hell out of 'em!!
not to mention the fact that that is super-weak 2 ski quiver
post #68 of 71
Which are weak? Mine or the suggestion I gave? I, personally, love all four of those skis for what I ski. I prefer a dampened ski, and I can ski about anything. Because you don't like them ... is this why it's a weak quiver? I don't care for the PE's, especially when trying to bust through crud (why I prefer the Legends and Outlaws), but I don't think it's a "weak" ski because I don't like them. Remember, everyone has their personal preferences. Enjoy the rest of your season Lukc!!

BTW, Matt, I didn't see the part about your desire to play in the park ... the B1 or B2 certainly would not have been the choice for you there.
post #69 of 71
Thread Starter 
Just took out the Atuas for the first time...loved them but not quite as much float as I expected...felt I had to lean back a bit at time...

In any case, on the way down the funicular, noticed that one of the bindings is crooked and off center- heal piece is about 2 mm off from center towards the back and 5 mm on the front (according to the guy in the shop where I store my skis). Had them mounted at another shop because this shop did not have the wide jig...WHAT TO DO???

I just started a new thread for this as it is only indirectly related (at best) to my original post:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=68099

thanks for the input below Michael
post #70 of 71
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Originally Posted by MEfree30 View Post
Just took out the Atuas for the first time...loved them but not quite as much float as I expected...felt I had to lean back a bit at time...

In any case, on the way down the funicular, noticed that one of the bindings is crooked and off center- heal piece is about 2 mm off from center towards the back and 5 mm on the front (according to the guy in the shop where I store my skis). Had them mounted at another shop because this shop did not have the wide jig...WHAT TO DO???
The shop should take of this. It will be difficult to remount the bindings since the new holes will be too close to the old holes. You should require either new skis or new bindings. A different binding will allow a remount with enough clearance from the old holes. Having the shop provide new skis is not an unreasonable demand for a botched install job.

Michael

Michael
post #71 of 71
just keep in mind that if you're gonna seriously use ski #1 as an AT setup i'd go lighter than a volkl (as some have suggested)... i'd look at a black diamond kilowatt with some freeride binders...
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