Austria-based Fischer Skis has come a long way since their first pair of wooden skis came out of the production shed in 1924. Today, Fischer Skis travel in all the best circles – namely, winner's circles. Fischer's pioneering spirit has always pushed the limits of technological innovation. Employing a similar technique to that used in high quality musical instruments, Fischer Skis are Frequency Tuned to harmonize vibrations and improve turn behavior. Fischer boots orient the components to the anatomical shape of the foot, supporting the natura ... Learn more about Fischerl foot position. All Fischer gear is designed for the performance and comfort of the skier. So if you're going for gold or just a great day in the powder, go with Fischer. ... Less
Reviewed by Chris from virginia on Thursday, July 2, 2015
These skis are great for general purpose Appalachian backcountry travel and telemark fun. The waxless base climbs really well. Plenty of side cut for quick turning in the trees. Enough width for all but the deep powder days ( then I use my Voile Vector BC's). I love these skis so much that I just bought this pair as a back up for the pair I've already had for 2 years. I use them with a light weight cable binding and Garmont Excursion boots.
Reviewed by Mt Hood Sales - from Mount Hood OR on Friday, May 8, 2015
These classic Fischer skis can be used as Skate / Classic combi skis and when skiing classic have to be WAXED with kick wax. If you live in an area where the temperature is consistently below 32 degrees when snow is on the ground, waxing is a simple matter. Or in almost any conditions except when fresh snow is falling at temps at or just above freezing a waxable classic ski will outperform a waxless crown sprint by a great margin. By that I mean that the ski will glide better and longer with each stride, and be faster and easier to control on downhill descents. Applying a "universal" kick wax about 12 inches in front of the binding to about 2 inches behind the heal plate takes less than 5 minutes and the wax can be left on the skis for carefree skiing for weeks at a time with only occasional refresher of wax. Be sure to but a good "glide wax" on the tips and tails (every where on the bottom not covered with "kick wax". This not only protects the bases (they will last longer and ski better) but it makes them perform better (this equals more fun!). Any shop that sells XC equipment sells the necessary waxes and for beginners all they need is a good cork, a scraper, and two waxes. And don't neglect the chance to just speed wax the base full length and teach your youngster to skate on skis. Most kids will do this naturally without instruction if they have already learned to ice skate or roller skate. If not, they will quickly imitate skaters they see. Or go on line and let them watch some good videos on You Tube. Finally, you will need an NNN binding for the ski which is very easy to install on the built in NIS plate (no screws are required. And at the beginning level, special "skate" bindings are not required. Have fun.
Cosmetic Blems or Irregulars. Minor cosmetic blemishes or slight irregularities
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