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Fischer RX8 vs. Progressor 8+: anything the RX8 does better?

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The tails of my RX8s delaminated so Fischer is replacing them with the Progressor 8+.  (Thanks to Rick Barton and the Vertical Drop Ski Shop in St. Charles, IL for sending the RX8s back to Fischer under warranty.  Great service as usual!)  I've read the threads about the RX8 vs. the Progressor 8+.  It seems, according to the posts that the Progressor 8+ is superior to the RX8 in every aspect.  Is there anything the RX8 does better than the Progressor 8+?  Just wondering what to expect since I really liked the RX8.  Thanks!

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The tails of my RX8s delaminated so Fischer is replacing them with the Progressor 8+.  (Thanks to Rick Barton and the Vertical Drop Ski Shop in St. Charles, IL for sending the RX8s back to Fischer under warranty.  Great service as usual!)  I've read the threads about the RX8 vs. the Progressor 8+.  It seems, according to the posts that the Progressor 8+ is superior to the RX8 in every aspect.  Is there anything the RX8 does better than the Progressor 8+?  Just wondering what to expect since I really liked the RX8.  Thanks!

The RX8 delams frequently, so that might be a good thing (you get free skis down the road).   

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Fischer just replaced my RX8's with the new 09 Fire 8's. I wish I had the choice of the Progressor 8's.

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I didn't have a choice.  The ski shop just told me that Fischer is sending the Progressor 8+.  If given a choice between the RX8 and Progressor 8+, based on what I read here I probably would've chosen the Progressor eventhough I really liked the RX8.

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Did they replase bindings as well, or only skis

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The tails of my RX8s delaminated so Fischer is replacing them with the Progressor 8+.  (Thanks to Rick Barton and the Vertical Drop Ski Shop in St. Charles, IL for sending the RX8s back to Fischer under warranty.  Great service as usual!)  I've read the threads about the RX8 vs. the Progressor 8+.  It seems, according to the posts that the Progressor 8+ is superior to the RX8 in every aspect.  Is there anything the RX8 does better than the Progressor 8+?  Just wondering what to expect since I really liked the RX8.  Thanks!


Edited by zura - 10/28/09 at 7:19am
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I had the same problem , the tails of my rx 9 deteriorated (upper plastic layer just went up) so I have mailed Fischer , (send them photo) and they offered me new progressor 8+ but refused to change bindings :( .I am taken aback , I am having the problem with the whole ski and ski turned out to be defect. they confirm that ski is defect but still refuce to give me the new bindings for progressor 8+, they told me - "YOU can use your old bindings"
What was the case with u !? did they change your bindings?
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 The returning shop removed my bindings and Fishcer shipped me new skis (they replaced my RX8's with fire 8's)  The shop put the bindings on for me.  All I paid was a shipping charge back to Fischer.  I then sold the Fire 8's and eventually bought Progressor 8+'s also didn't have a choice.

I think it's fair that they don't replace the bindings, I got brand new skis for free, how can I complain?  The bindings go on easily, no drilling needed.

As dawg said, RX8's do have that advantage.  I got 2 full seasons of skiing on my RX8's then got a new pair of skis that I sold for the original price of my RX8's (with the used bindings on them.)  So I got the use of those skis for 2 years for free.  Sweet deal.
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I am having the problem with the whole ski (including bindings). At high speeds (specially at turnings)   the entire ski trembles and shakes (including bindings), occasionally giving out creepy sound , But how could I take it on photo?! .. i think that my old bindings are no good as well :(
Edited by zura - 10/28/09 at 11:57am
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I am having the problem with the whole ski (including bindings). At high speeds (specially at turnings)   the entire ski trembles and shakes (including bindings), occasionally giving out creepy sound , But how could I take it on photo?! .. i think that my old bindings are no good as well :(
Do they do that only when you are going straight or when you are in a turn as well?
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