Fischer RC One 86 GT (2020)

2020 Men's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Fischer

Model: RC One 86 GT


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

161, 168, 175, 182

Radius (m)






Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5


3.72 / 5


3.56 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.22 / 5

Crud Performance

3.78 / 5


3.17 / 5


2020 Fischer RC One 86 GT
The Gear of the Year, Best in Test Fischer RC One 86 GT for 2020.Photo courtesy of Fischer

The resort-specific daily-driver category is seeing a huge amount of innovation for the 2019-2020 season from a number of ski companies, and this brand-new ski from Fischer is at the top of the class. The Austrian-built RC One 86 GT integrates BAFATEX—a high-tensile, lightweight scrim used primarily in sails—in the tip and tail to reduce swing weight and increase edge-to-edge quickness. With two sheets of Titanal sandwiching a wood core to increase torsional rigidity and damp vibrations at high speeds, the RC One 86 GT earned the highest category scores for quickness, stability at speed, and balance of skills. Add in three different turn radii built into the noticeably unique sidecut, and the latest resort tool from Fischer goes down smoother than a pint of coffee stout on nitro. Testers were enamored with the ski’s capabilities in Taos, quipping that strong intermediate through expert level skiers will be enthralled by its obedient performance on lift-served terrain all season long.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard Snow

WEAKNESS: Flotation

Awards for the Fischer RC One 86 GT

2020 Gear of the Year
Gear of the Year, 2020 Men’s Skis.
Best in Test 2020
Best in Test, Men’s Frontside Skis for 2020

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