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Fischer Progressor?

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I am 5' 11'', 150lbs, male ex-racer. Currently on Rossignol 9S world cup skies. I am looking for a softer, all around skies, should I go with 9+ or 8+ (or other suggestions?). With the 9+, i m thinking it may still be too stiff, and  the8+, i am thinking I m TOO not used to it since I have pretty much learned how to ski on racing skies. Any advice? (also any website's I cant find a good deal on 2008/2009 or 2009/2010 models?)



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post #2 of 6

I would say get the 9+.  It is in fact stiffer than the 8+. but is so because it is Fischer's "expert" frontside ski.  I looked at them in a shop the other day, and didn't seem to be crazy stiff or anything.  The 9+ is stiffer to support better skiers, who tend to ski faster (although unfortunately that's not always the case), while the 8+ isn't as stiff, given that it only has to support an intermediate-advanced skier.  Will the 8+ give you more flex, yes, but it will feel like skiing on rental skis for someone who is an ex-racer.  Get the 9+, as it is stiff enough to satisfy most of your carving needs, but flexible enough to take into bumps and such.  It is probably the most versatile of the frontside expert carver category.

post #3 of 6

Ski Depot in Maine ( has the leftover 2009/2010 Progressor 9's w/bindings in stock for a good price, $599.

post #4 of 6

I went with the 8 for one reason: better in bumps and a bit more versatile. For ANYTHING else, get the 9 if you are a strong skier, ex racer ect.

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thank you all! I m going with the 9+, since I only do an hour/day of moguls everytime I go skiing.

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I'm also an ex-racer. I went with the 8 because I wanted something a bit more all-around, and with a smaller turning radius (not that there's a huge difference). It took me a few days to get used to it, but I have no problem going fast on it (though, I'm pretty small and light). It's a great ski, but I do however miss my racing skis on icy days. Sometimes i find it being too forgiving. It turns by itself, and there's no challenge. 


Most of the time I do big GS turns, and I don't really use the skis for as much "all arounding" as I expected to, so I'm pretty sure my next ski will be the Progressor 10. 


So if i were to chose between the 8 and the 9 again, I would go for the 9. 

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