Fischer World Cup Giant Slalom (2006)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $950.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 103-66-88
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Stability at speed: 3.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.60 / 5
Crud performance: 2.85 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.90 / 5

Fischer prides itself on offering race skis virtually identical to what it uses on the World Cup. The only difference is flex. World Cup athletes use race-room products of exacting stiffness. Commercially available Fischer race skis are appropriately softer to better suit second-tier athletes. Still too stiff for freeskiing fun? For most, yes, though hardcore carvers and town-league champs will find the shorter lengths sufficiently manageable. But testers felt it belonged in the course, where its edge-grip was unshakable, and only worked best at race speed, where G-forces helped flex it. DelliQuadri liked its "crisp, clean edge and the way it shoots into each turn."