Fischer Watea 114 (2012)


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Price: $895.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 114
Tip/Tail/Waist: 146-114-128
Lengths: 176

This ski is perfect for smearing big powder turns. It's got Freeski rocker, more taper in the tail than the Watea 120, and was Fischer's original powder ski before it's big brother came along. The powder hull adds lift in powder. For a fat burly ski, Fischer says it's still forgiving enough to ski trees, and makes big smear turns look easy. If you end up on the groomers, it's wide waist still arcs a nice turn.


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Fischer Watea 114 (2006)

Fischer’s widest ski features a subtly rockered forebody this year, along with Powder Hull Technology—a tip shaped like a boat prow, the better to part the snow in its path. Given the 114’s size, it still lacks quickness, but that’s not a problem at speed in bottomless powder, where it thrives with a loose, smeary feel. The rocker adds a dose of maneuverability, and powerful skiers will love its beefiness. The construction is a surprising blend of power in a lightweight frame—wood core, metal-free, but with carbon-beam reinforcement. “Solid, stable and purposeful, with nice flotation,” said Gleason.