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Fischer Vision Vapor (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $895.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118-76-102
Lengths: 150, 155, 160, 165, 170

Stability at speed: 3.82 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.17 / 5
Crud performance: 3.43 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.18 / 5

Though “whoopee” isn’t exactly a technical term, testers thought it apt to explain how the Vapor feels bombing down the hill. It sticks to the snow and releases when you tell it to—keeping you in a solid, aggressive position. Air channels in the core save weight without sacrificing power. It’s fun and agile, yet substantial enough to crank all the way up. And it’s so calm through crud you won’t even need to check your speed. “This ski exudes strength and power, yet has the grace of a cat,” said Moscarella.

Best For

Solid skiers who appreciate a bomb-proof feel.

Not For

Die-hard bumpers.