Rating: / 5
Lengths: 152, 158, 164, 170, 176
Stability at speed: 3.28 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.32 / 5
Crud performance: 3.20 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.30 / 5
Pro It has a hard-snow integrity that many skis in this category lack, but the AMC 73 is never too precise or overly edgy. It features the same construction (wood core, carbon laminates) as the AMC 76, so it’s highly capable on flat snow at higher speeds. But Fischer deepens the sidecut slightly and makes it softer flexing, so it’s easier to turn and a little more patient and obedient for a Cruiser who enjoys carving medium-radius arcs at more responsible speeds. The waist is wide enough for easy balance, and the sidecut allows it to carve, skid or straight-line with equal aplomb. "A very easygoing, very maneuverable, lively ski," said Sabanosh. "It’ll inspire confidence and always give back what you put into it." Con Begins to lose its cool at highest speeds.