Fischer Watea 84 (2009)

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Fischer Watea 84

Rating: / 5
Price: $1125.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 126/84/112
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.42 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.38 / 5
Crud performance: 2.79 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.14 / 5

No metal-free ski ought to have this much grip and stability. But Fischer mills two channels into the 84's wood core and inserts a carbon-reinforced beam into each directly underfoot. That explains the combination of exuberance and stability. The 84 floats and surfs like a fat ski in soft snow, but it still carves on harder stuff. And the lack of metal suits it to a broad range of abilities. "Gives up nothing for being wide," said Hogen. "Precision on edge is flawless."

Best For

Snow-condition versatility

Not For

Edge-hold at extremes