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Waist Width: 65
The Alpatack is Fischer’s lightest touring ski, coming in at 650 g. It’s also Fischer’s skinniest touring ski, with a 99 mm tip, 65 mm waist, and 81 mm tail. This is a touring ski designed for those who not only like to ski uphill, but also like to ski uphill very often, and very fast. It’s not necessarily built to charge through powder, but it is built to be a stable and practical tool for getting up and down the hill with ease. Its 20.8 m radius (at 161 cm) is also quite long, designed for wide-open turns on the way down after earning them on the way up. This ski is part of Fischer’s Tour series, which specializes in the constantly evolving world of ski touring. Every model in the series features a variety of technology designed to keep them light yet powerful: Air Tec Ti and Aeroshape technology use lightweight materials like paulownia wood to decrease the skis’ weight (650 g – 1500 g, depending on model and length) and titanal strips to keep it stable at the same time. Tour Rocker lifts tips up, designed to get the ski up and over powder and other varied conditions while the tail stays relatively flat, designed to stay on the ground for edge control. For the most part, these skis are built to tackle off-piste terrain, and if you enjoy skinning up mountains as much as you enjoy skiing down them, this is the best series Fischer has to offer you. Fischer, based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, was founded in 1923. Its U.S. headquarters are in Auburn, N.H.