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What ski compares to a Fischer Watea 94?

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After years of punishing myself with race-stiff skis, I happened upon the Fischer Watea 94 as an AT (Fritschi) setup and prefer it for all conditions. These skis now have many seasons on them and I was curious as to what ski would be considered a peer. I am 6'1" and 170 lbs, 57 y.o. I have no need for speed and seek lines through trees and glades when I am out. The improvement that I noticed from these skis exceeded my first set of shaped skis. I am a new england skier and prefer the less groomed parts of resorts like MRG and Sugarbush.
Thank you for sharing any thoughts, experience or opinions.

Mike

post #2 of 10
Fischer now has the Watea 96 marketed as a side country or back country ski, and the Big Stix 98 marketed as a free ride ski (replaced the Watea 98).
post #3 of 10

I tried the watea 94 and found them a little too turney. Loved the volk rtm 88's but too race ski like and wanted something better in the occasional east coast power. ended up with the line prophet 90's. combination of the ease of turn in the watea and the super carving ability of the rtm's.  demo like crazy blizzard makes some cool stuff in this space as well. 

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I'm 53, have slowed down some and also love the Waeas 94s.  I bought the 08-09 Watea 94s on a whim from SkiZoo to use for touring and fell in love with them for everything but icy groomers.  Now I'm afraid I'll destroy them and won't have a replacement.  I picked up some S3s for a great price from NyYeti and will give them a whirl as my touring setup this year.  Hopefully, they will win me over like the Fischers did.

 

You didn't mention the vintage of your Watea 94s.  The ones I have are classic camber, no boat hull, no gimmick skis.  Not sure how the more modern ones compare.

post #5 of 10

Some skis that compare really well in temperment to the W-94 are the current Salomon Quest 98, K2 Annex 98, Line P-98.

 

SJ

post #6 of 10

I've got a set of Watea 94's (186, pre powder hull) with Dukes on them I'm interested in selling ... good condition.

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Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
 

I've got a set of Watea 94's (186, pre powder hull) with Dukes on them I'm interested in selling ... good condition.

 

Did you clear that offer with the advocacy/transparency police?

 

 

SJ

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Did you clear that offer with the advocacy/transparency police?

 

 

SJ

Is there a central office I need to check in with? lol

 

Been meaning to list them in the for sale, but haven't gotten around to it and saw this thread. So went with it. Seemed topical ... :dunno

post #9 of 10

How about some new watea 94's?

 

Here, post to USA is 50 euros

 

http://www.sport-conrad.com/page/product-detail/__/shop/prod/7106

 

no interest apart from being a satisfied customer

post #10 of 10

SJ, have Phil forward the PM he just sent to me to you...it's classic.

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