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post #31 of 39


RX Fire is a step down from the SC/RC and the Progressor 8+.  It's really more of an intermediate ski.

 

How about these?  Really good deal on new Progressor 8+.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Fischer-Progressor-8-plus-165cm-FSX-12-Binding-/230542523011?pt=Skiing&hash=item35ad67ba83 
 

post #32 of 39

I've skied the Atomic SX11 and own the WC SC.  If you don't have a problem with the SX11 you won't have any problems skiing the WC SC.  BTW I chose the sc over the sx11 because I was specifically looking for a short turn ski.

post #33 of 39
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the suggestions!

 

I ended up buying the RX8 Pro in 165 (13m):

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fischer-RX8-Pro-Ski-w-binding-165-/280581569396?pt=Skiing&hash=item4153f6fb74

 

It should be the same as an RX8 but with different plate/binding. Even if I don't like it the deal was good enough that I couldn't say no, shipping was reasonable too. I think there's one left if anyone is interested.

 

post #34 of 39
Thread Starter 

I don't have a problem with the SX11 on easy terrain where I can build the speed they want, but I end up skidding them around when things get steep (which is just my lack of technique really). Even though I bought the RX8 Pro I'll still demo the WC SC if I can.

 


Edited by chris719 - 10/31/10 at 2:42pm
post #35 of 39

That's a smok'n good deal!

 

SX11s really don't like to be forced to ski sideways.  The WC SCs just do what ever you want them to without complaining, and the RX8's even more so.

You made a good choice.

post #36 of 39

Oooh!  Nice!

post #37 of 39

Nice choice!  RX8 is a great ski for improving your carving and you'll really like them.

 

Mike

post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by chris719 View Post

Thanks for all the suggestions!

 

I ended up buying the RX8 Pro in 165 (13m):

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fischer-RX8-Pro-Ski-w-binding-165-/280581569396?pt=Skiing&hash=item4153f6fb74

 

It should be the same as an RX8 but with different plate/binding. Even if I don't like it the deal was good enough that I couldn't say no, shipping was reasonable too. I think there's one left if anyone is interested.

 

 

I aslo agree on the rx8 pros you picked up.  i had bought a pair from the same ebay seller a couple days ago for the 299 plus shipping.  i had my orange rx8;s stolen early last season and i have been looking to replace them with another pair for almost a year now.  these rx8 pros are the cheapest i have found in that timeframe.  i can;t wait to get them and ski them again.  i missed skiing my rx8's last year smile.gif

post #39 of 39

did not read the whole thread, but here is my two cents.

 

I saw you have Atomic SX11.  Try the SX10.  I worked a long time to get good at carving and until I stepped into the SX10 I didn't really ever get the full feeling.  The SX10 in a 160 or a 165 would be a great ski to 'mimic" a slalom ski feel without the non forgiving attributes of a full on Slalom ski.  It's enough to teach you your fore and aft weighting, give you instant feed back when you are wrong.  It's also a great ski to instill confidence tipping them way way over, then bringing them back to flat before you transition to the next turn.

 

Despite not being a "race" ski, i can load them up and push them as far and hard as I can and they hold amazing.

 

If you can find a racers last years Slalom ski, just go that way if it's cheaper and easier to find.

 

Without a doubt the best thing that ever happened to my skiing was the SX10's and doing Master racing and training.  I now ski my fat skis far far better and with more control and confidence.  I ski my 8800's and my GS race stock ski's far better and with much more precise turns.

 

I would agree a Slalom type ski is probably the best way to really learn how to turn a ski.

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