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2008 Fischer RX Cool Heat?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Has anybody skied the 2008 Fischer RX Cool Heat? How are they? I'm thinking of buying a pair but the Fischer line is kind of confusing now.

Here is my current quiver:

Volkl 6* 161 cm
Atomic M:EX 165 cm
K2 Apache Chief 167 CM (should be 174s but I got a deal)
Dynastar Troublemaker 175 CM

I'm thinking about paring it down to 3 skis and replacing the Volkls and Atomic with the Fischers (90% East / 10% West) or just replacing the Atomics. Four pairs is 3 pairs too many as far as my wife is concerned.

I'm also wondering about ideal length for me (based on my other skis for reference) for the Fischer. I can get a great deal on 160s or 170s but no 165s left.
post #2 of 11
Matt, we need the info! You know, weight, height, where yo ski, what you ski?

BTW- the wife thing? If she doesn's ski, they will always think you have too many skis
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Where - 90% East / 10% West - mostly PA though

What - As much as possible

Weight - 160ish

Height - 5'5' with shoes on

I am thinking about getting the 170s. I have seen varying reviews on these skis and I wonder if they are just getting a bad rap due to so many versions in the 2008 line up? On paper they look like decent skis.
post #4 of 11
MAtt, they are great skis. There is just a lot going on in that line. There are also a lot of skis that can be used for what you are skiing. Read the reviews by dawg here. Lenght is a personal preference, for your height, why not a 165/8?
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
MAtt, they are great skis. There is just a lot going on in that line. There are also a lot of skis that can be used for what you are skiing. Read the reviews by dawg here. Lenght is a personal preference, for your height, why not a 165/8?
That would be my first choice but they are out of 165s. I can deal with an extra 5 cm for cheapness though :-)
post #6 of 11
Great skis, a more versatile Progressor with out the super racey feel on groomers.

I like them in I think the 176?
post #7 of 11
Did you check with Dawg, I see Sierra jim is out. don't settle.....You will end up buying 2x.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
OK so I went to the doc this week and found out while I was there that I lost 10 lbs. this summer ( I don't own a scale) so now I am 150ish. I will likely keep this off throughout ski season.

Any thoughts on the best length in the Cool Heats for me based on this change?
post #9 of 11
still going with the 160ish range, if you can ski well, that should be fine.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the opinions on this. I found and ordered a pair of 165 cm.
post #11 of 11
Good on ya' enjoy!!!!!!!!
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