> I encourage folks to try the Fischer WC SC ... The tip is 123
> I honestly have to say the WC SC is the best ski that I have
> ever used. The 10m turning radius is a blast ... I'm tempted
> to try a WC SC in a 170 next year as my second ski. The tip
> would provide a little float in deeper snow and the longer
> length would increase the turn radius on bigger terrain.
I've got to agree with you, Rusty, at least in principle, if not on every detail.
My personal super sidecut ski (ie, also having a 123mm tip and reasonably narrow waist) is my xp100 / ic200, which has a 14 meter sidecut. Luddite that I am, I started with the long (ie, 184) super-sidecut ski first, but I can easily see going down to around 160 cm & 10 meters for my second super-sidecut ski.
We are talking about different skis, so there is a bit of 'apples & oranges' going on, but I've got to say that my 184 is an astonishing ski for high speed carving. Before you settle on a 170 for your second super-sidecut ski, why don't you try a real long super-sidecut (...should be easy for you, Mr. Rep, or maybe you already have done this). You might just fall in love like I did.
Tom / PM
PS - One unexpected benefit that I noticed about longer lengths of the xp100 is that feathering carves into skarves, and full-on skidded maneuvers are *much* easier and smoother than on shorter lengths, but the longer length ski will still carve every bit as well (albeit at higher speeds & larger-R's).
[ May 04, 2003, 09:00 AM: Message edited by: PhysicsMan ]