Fischer KOA 84 (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 2; Average score: 3.38; Balance of skills: 3.35; Best for: Tahoe crud; Not for: Mary Jane: It’s too stiff to zipper down bumps.
Author:
Publish date:
fischer koa84 thumb

Rating: / 5
Price: $829.00
Year: 2010
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 126/84/112
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.67 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.53 / 5
Crud performance: 3.65 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.33 / 5

With the 84 beneath your feet, you’ll never have to worry about what’s over the next knoll: It blasts through thick crud and breakable crust. Vertical sidewalls and carbon-reinforced beams underfoot give it the stability to hold a line through anything. And when the fresh does fall, the 84’s bomber feel translates beautifully to smearing through pow. But it does lack a quick, playful feel that some might demand from this category. “A reliable rocket for faster skiers in bigger turns,” Thys said.

Related

fischer koa75 thumb 2010

Fischer KOA 75 (2010)

Category: Women's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.19; Balance of skills: 2.96; Best for: Having fun at your current ability level; Not for: High speeds

volkl fuego thumb 2010

Volkl Fuego (2010)

Category: Women's Speed; Category ranking: No. 2 (tie); Average score: 3.78; Balance of skills: 4.03; Best for: Versatility; the Fuego likes almost all terrain; Not for: Huge bumps—it’s too damp to be quick

rossignol attraxion VI thumb

Rossignol Attraxion VI (2010)

Category: Women's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 2; Average score: 3.93; Balance of skills: 4.09; Best for: Venturing off-piste: No. 1 in flotation; Not for: Newbies: It has too much energy.

k2 lotta luv thumb 2010

K2 Lotta Luv ERS11 (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 3; Average score: 3.32; Balance of skills: 3.48; Best for: A wide range of abilities; Not for: East Coast or Midwest boilerplate

line celebrity thumb 2009

Line Celebrity (2010)

Category: Women's Powder Wide; Category ranking: No. 5; Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 3.38; Best for: Smaller women who want responsiveness; Not for: Serious crud, where it’s too nimble

k2 gotback thumb 2010

K2 Gotback (2010)

Category ranking: No. 4 Average score: 3.62 Balance of skills: 3.70 Best for: The less skilled: It’s a great teacher. Not for: Slalom turns

salomon lady thumb 2009

Salomon Lady (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 4 (tie); Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 3.3; Best for: Powder; Not for: Those who prize power over ease

nordica conquer thumb 2010

Nordica Conquer (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 3.61; Balance of skills: 3.6; Best for: Eastern freeriders; Not for: Deep powder, where its attributes are wasted