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Originally Posted by Xtreme22
I have found the Rossi's Radical 9's 07/08 from last year looks like a demo pair which I think I can pick up locally for around 480 complete and they are in like new condition. I have to deciede to wait till this summer and buy something on blowout from the 08/09 lines and just finish out the year with what I have with the RX-8's. I am not in any hurry to go buy something, but just found a decent deal on last years Rossi's. If this years ski's are that much better I have no problem in waiting to get a good price on a better pair of skis. Next year I am also thinking about possibly getting into some ski racing after my knee is fully healed (I have done some Nastar in the past with my RX8's), but the whole race ski is another purchase this ski is just to try and make some short icy hills a little more fun. I have also looked at the Blizzard SL, Volkl SL, Atomic's. What I want is a ski that is quick turning, rails on ice, and is a ski that will make me be a better skier. I have been skiing for approx 6 years, and before that I was a snowboarder for 5 years? before I switched to skiing.
..."make" you a better skier, but the right ski can let you make yourself a better skier. Personally, I'd get the Rossis and get going with the short turn thingie. Your RX8s are okay all mountain skis, but they ain't gonna slice and dice the way any SL ski will. I've been on Atomics exclusively for a while, and one of my teammates (who is a former National Masters Class Champion in SL...twice) and I both got pairs of the Atomic SL12 165 cm. race stock ski this year...and we both think it's the best SL ski we've ever been on. But you're gonna hear that from everybody who skis on the other brands, and loves 'em. If you want to find the ski that you
fall in love with, well, you have to ski on all of them. I've skied on the current generations of just about everything...Fischer, Atomic, Blizzard, Head, and so forth, and Atomic floats my boat...your mileage may vary...