Fischer Koa 100 (2015)

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Rating: 1.32 / 5
Price: $800.00
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-100-123
Lengths: 156, 166, 176

Stability at speed: 1.73 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.57 / 5
Crud performance: 2.05 / 5
Flotation: 2.23 / 5
Forgiveness: 1.31 / 5
Overall: 1.32 / 5

With the discontinuation of the Koa 110, the Koa 100 becomes the fattest ski in the Koa line of all-mountain, all-conditions women’s skis. The series is broad, including five models ranging in width from an East/Midwest-appropriate 75 mm up to the powder-ready 100 mm. The three fattest models, including the 100, get Fischer’s Freeski Rocker profile-a combination of tip and tail rocker with camber underfoot. It’s a full wood-core construction with carbon reinforcement and angled sidewalls (less edgy and demanding than vertical ones, and less prone to damage caused by the opposing ski’s edge). The 100 is the only solid wood-core ski in the series. The value-oriented Koa 75 has a lightweight foam core; the other models (80, 84, and 88TI) feature Fischer’s Air Tec cores, in which wood cores have air channels milled into them to reduce weight-Fischer says they’re 25 percent lighter. All are sold flat and accept any binding.