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Ski test on Saturday - My review...

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Here is my review


(edited cause I moved the page on my site)


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Fri 19-08-05 10:20; edited 1 time in total
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Fox - good review, would concur with much of what you wrote, notbly your view on the 14.1's.

Here's one I tried that presumably you didn't. Have ripped off your format Wink


Fisher RX8's

Grip: 9/10. Pretty good. I felt comfortable as soon as I got on them. They would turn how and when I wanted them to, and stuck to the snow well, including the icy bit.

Speed: 7/10. Nothing like as fast as the 14.1's, but quick. I've no idea if I would find their limit on-piste, but they certainly felt extremely stable at MK and I pushed them hard. Whether they would be the same at much higher speeds on piste - possibly.

Control: 9/10. They're quite firm, no obvious front-end 'flapping'. Extremely manouverble and agile. Easy to jump-turn into a stop with no loss of control.

Fun: 8/10. Depends what you're into, of course, but I felt I could have a blast on these all day and they'd be ok for anything from piste-bashing to moguls.

The reps from EB said that intially they weren't going to carry the ski this year, but it came top of its class in their testing so they changed their minds and will now do so. I thought it was a super ski and would happily have taken a pair home. It felt well-balanced and light, yet stable and manouverable. The only reservation I would have would be high-speed stabilty, purely because you can't determine this at MK !

I'm an average ability skier of light build with a fair turn of controlled speed, prefering a stiffer ski to the flappy park-style skis and twin-tips. Ususal skis - Blizzard SLK's (a slalom race carver).


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A nice review.
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Nice one, Hat.

Did you happen to note the lengths of the 7 skis you tested?
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The only ones I'm certain of were the SUV 12.1 - they were 160s.
I think the Dynastars were 165
The rest were around the 170+ mark.
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Wear The Fox Hat, Now I know where all the short skis went Laughing
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Short skis?

I did 3 runs on each ski, then brought them back, so you shouldn't have been waiting too long!
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austin, nice review. In fact, so good, I'll add it to my page, then the other sites where I've posted the info will get it too. (edit - I have been given permission from austin7 to do this!)

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Wear The Fox Hat, Just teasing ! I experienced a distinct shortage of models available in/around 160cm. Ended up on 1080 "Thruster" at one stage (it was all they had left in 160). I'm 165cm. rolling eyes
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Fox - thanks for the compliment - will add a couple more later tonight Smile
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Wear The Fox Hat, good work that man. What does 'squirrely' mean?
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richmond, all over the place, like a squirrel running around.
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Squirrely skisuit
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austin7 wrote:


Fisher RX8's

The reps from EB said they weren't going to carry the ski this year, but it came out top in it's class in their testing.


Typical EB!
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Wear The Fox Hat, Nice review. I'm looking forward to trying the Nordica Hot Rod Top Fuel's at Castleford to compare against my b5's.

What length did you ski?
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I think it was around 175 ish. maybe a bit longer.
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Wear The Fox Hat, Maybe a bit long for my svelt like figure Smile
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spyderjon, ah, the old racing snake physique...
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spyderjon wrote:
austin7 wrote:


Fisher RX8's

The reps from EB said they weren't going to carry the ski this year, but it came out top in it's class in their testing.


Typical EB!


Really? I thought they were going to carry them but wouldn't have any until the end of summer. Actually I thought they also said they'd have that demo pair for a short while.
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EB say, Yes they will definitely be stocking the RX8 next season. They are expecting all their stock to be in by the end of Sept.
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EB say, Yes they will definitely be stocking the RX8 next season. They are expecting all their stock to be in by the end of Sept.


I take it back with humble apologies to EB wink
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Wear The Fox Hat,

Do you prefer the new Nordica Hot Rods to your XRC 1100? Head ski's (Notice that I didn't mention your Pistols so there is no real reason to post a pic of them wink )
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DB, no, the Hot Rods would be a good all-mountain ski. My iXRCs are more piste focused, and would be faster/better on the turns.

None of the skis would make me want to replace my current ones, but some might make it onto the list as being additional pairs. Very Happy
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