Fischer Koa 100 (2014)

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Price: $795.00
Year: 2014
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 123
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-100-123
Lengths: 156, 166, 176

Like the Koa 110, the 100 is an all-mountain freeride twin-tip, but its narrower waist (100 mm) gives it more hard-snow versatility. The Koa 100's flex is also softer than the 110's, with less carbon-fiber reinforcement. Fischer's Koa collection of women's specific skis is a broad series comprising six models ranging in width from 110 down to 75. All models are rockered (narrower models in the tip only; wider ones in the tip and tail). All (except the value-priced, foam-core Koa 75) are wood-core, laminate constructions with full-length/height sidewalls. Wood is used for durability and responsiveness; full sidewalls for optimized edge grip and solidity underfoot. The sidewalls are angled - less edgy than vertical sidewalls and more resistant to damage caused by the opposite ski's edge. Fischer's women's skis get all-poplar wood cores, which are lighter and softer flexing. Family-owned Fischer Skis is based in Reid, Austria, where all its skis (and many of those of other brands) are built. Fischer says its factory in Reid is the second largest manufacturer of skis in the world.