Fischer Watea 94 Skis

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Fischer Watea 94

Fischer Watea 94 Skis    Photo: Courtesy of Fischer

THE SELL: A unique hull-shaped tip provides maximum buoyancy while a flat footprint from the shovel back keeps the ski powerful on hardpack. THE TEST: Fischer is best known for its racing skis, but the Watea was one of the loosest we tested. Not that you can’t hit the gas and lean on ’em: a full wood core, carbon stringers, and a sturdy tail provide great stability. Surprisingly, given the company’s expertise, our testers preferred it as a soft-snow ski. But if you keep the tune fresh, it makes a fine high-speed cruiser, too. “I never felt afraid,” wrote one tester. The Watea has bashing power in leftover snow. THE VERDICT: A damp and silky option for opening it up in the back bowls or back east. 130/94/118

Overall: 4
Carving: 4
Float: 4.5 

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