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4x4 vs CX80

post #1 of 10
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Hi Folks,

Has anyone compared the Dynastar 4x4 to the CX80? I searched a bit and could not find anything.

I was on the 178 4x4 this weekend at Vail and loved it, terrific carver and fantastic bump ski IMO. Keeping in mind I am coming off a Mantra as my one ski quiver.

However, I found myself wishing for just a wee bit more width underfoot, are these skis similar at all? They seem to be in reviews. I found the flex of the 4x4 to be perfectly dialed in and I am curious how it compares to the CX80 as I have not found a place to demo the rossis.
post #2 of 10
The CX 80 is a wee bit wider but it is less versatile in soft snow. The high level of stiffness of the Rossi makes it act like a spear in mixte salad conditions. It is however, a great carver.

SJ
post #3 of 10
I opted for the contact 4x4...love it! rips the front side non-stop, and if it gets a little mixed up, I have had no problems with it.

didn't try the CX80, but I also thought it would be a very comparable ski in this category
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
The CX 80 is a wee bit wider but it is less versatile in soft snow. The high level of stiffness of the Rossi makes it act like a spear in mixte salad conditions. It is however, a great carver.

SJ
This will be primarily a firm snow carver / bump ski, I have bigger, more powder and crud specific boards. I am hoping to get a feel for the flexes of the 4x4 vs the CX80. It sounds like it is LOT stiffer than the 4x4. I liked the 4x4 in the bumps a lot, but it felt just a wee bit skinny, I was hoping to find something a little wider and little longer.
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Originally Posted by PowderChef View Post
This will be primarily a firm snow carver / bump ski, I have bigger, more powder and crud specific boards. I am hoping to get a feel for the flexes of the 4x4 vs the CX80. It sounds like it is LOT stiffer than the 4x4. I liked the 4x4 in the bumps a lot, but it felt just a wee bit skinny, I was hoping to find something a little wider and little longer.
Why would you want a wider ski for bumps or firm snow carving? More width not an advantage in either situation.

SJ
post #6 of 10
I'd love to try to 4x4, but have gotten a few days in aboard the cx80 (170cm).

It's a pretty great East Coast All-mountain ski. Carves Firm surfaces well (obviously). Not a bad bump ski (if the bumps are soft it's better than 'not bad). And in 'East Coast Powder'-it floats darn well for a ski that is also stiff and carvy. I'm looking to buy one as the season winds down. Give one try, that's the only way to know.
post #7 of 10
I didn't feel that the CX80 skied that stiff. I thought that the 4x4 did. I'm gonna have to try the 4x4 again because I didn't like it nearly as much as the CX80 (the day I tried the 4x4 though most people were taking one look at the hill and gong home).
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
Why would you want a wider ski for bumps or firm snow carving? More width not an advantage in either situation.

SJ
Sorry, didnt clarify this. I don't want the width FOR the bumps, I want the width because I found the 4x4 to be twitchy at higher speeds and in straight lines, a little more width will likely remedy that issue.

I do bumps now on a 96mm waisted ski, so 80mm is still a massive improvment in this area.
post #9 of 10
I am not sure the width of the CX80 rather than its construction is what makes it stable at high speeds. I can assure you it will not be twitchy at higher speeds.
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