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Thoughts on Head Rally vs Fischer Curv DTX

VTsnowflower

Certified Ski Diva
#1
I need new skis - looking at carvers - and I'm looking at the Head i.Rally (which other ski instructors rave about) and the Fischer Curv DTX (which my contact in the local shop says is comparable but better.) I demo'ed the Rally and liked it a lot. I was worried it would be too heavy, but I loved how solid it felt, its grip on the snow, and the easy turning.

I'm set to demo the Fischers, but after reading about them, I'm a little worried that perhaps they are too aggressive, perhaps a tad above my technical level, or a bit less flexible in use than the Head. Do any of you gals use these skis? I'd be grateful for your opinions and advice.

About me - I'm tall and relatively strong. I'm a first season ski instructor in my first year of retirement. I'm a strong and experienced skier, but I don't go looking for risk. I love making beautiful turns, short or wide, all the way down a piste!
 

Magnatude

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#2
What did you end up with? I'm actually looking to replace my Head iRally with the Fischer Curv DTX (among others), mainly because with a longer turn radius, it seems more suited for Level 3 training, and there are still some around in shops. My Heads have been great for teaching, and getting me through level 2, but they have definitely seen better days!
 

VTsnowflower

Certified Ski Diva
#3
Well, I demo'ed the Curvs and the iRally's on the same day. I was sure that I would prefer the Rally's, but I loved the Curvs. They felt solid, and they practically turned themselves. They worked beautifully for me both for teaching all last season and for Level 2 training, in a variety of conditions. Not great at first in powder, but even there, once I adjusted my stance (yes it was me, not the skis), they were better than I expected. I would snap them up if I were you!
 

VTsnowflower

Certified Ski Diva
#5
Embarrassing, but I don’t remember the length, and I’m not home at the moment. (On my way to hike in Ireland for a week!) I think they are 171 or 172. (I’m 5’11 and 68 to 70 kg.)
 

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