Fischer Koa 80 (2016)

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Rating: 3.16 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2016
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 80
Tip/Tail/Waist: 122-80-110
Lengths: 147,154,161,168

Stability at speed: 3.40 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.84 / 5
Crud performance: 2.60 / 5
Flotation: 1.78 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.60 / 5
Overall: 3.16 / 5

The Koa 80 is Fischer's middle ground ski in the Koa series, with a 122 mm tip, 80 mm waist, 100 mm tail, and 15 m radius (at 161 cm). These dimensions are designed with versatility in mind, working on a variety of terrain and specializing in quick and snappy turns. The ski utilizes a few technologies designed to give it versatility and practicality: All Mountain Rocker is designed to lift tips up and over powder and varied terrain for a smooth and powerful ride. The Air Tec core is also said to be 25% lighter than before, which is Fischer's attempt to make this ski more playful than ever. The ski's sandwich sidewall construction also incorporates ABS plastic in an effort to give it a forgiving flex profile that lowers the level of effort needed for powerful, smooth turns. The Koa series focuses on versatile all mountain women's skis. The models within this series hold a variety of technology, including several different rocker and core profiles. Waists in this series range from 75 - 84 mm depending on the model, designed to function as everyday skis that will always get the job done no matter what terrain or snow you're working with. Fischer, based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, was founded in 1923. Its U.S. headquarters are in Auburn, N.H.