Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 4.00 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.40 / 5
Crud performance: 3.60 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.80 / 5
Pro Sometimes you just need speed—a freshly groomed trail, morning sunlight, the roar of wind in your ears. And you’re not afraid to admit it to your freeride friends: Carving’s fun. Especially on a hard-snow ripper like the RC. It’s straight out of the race collection, and while it’s not FIS-legal, it’s the perfect cheater ski for town league and NASTAR racing. Fischer’s new FlowFlex interface is mounted on rockers that allow the ski to flex freely and is spring-loaded for thrilling rebound. And its 17-mm height gives World Cup wannabes instant access to that powerful, locked-down Fischer edge-feel. "Makes a compelling case that narrow skis will make a big comeback," said Campbell. "It holds magnificently and makes effortless railroad-track turns of all shapes." Con Requires the constant attention of a skilled skier.