Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
that is a great deal on the Fischers. At that price it is probably worth taking a chance without demoing. Have you skied on them? Anyone else out there with experience of them?
I just demoed them toady. The skis are light and quick, but also strong and stable. They worked very well on the worst possible conditions: 45F and raining and above the coulds in 20ft visibilty in southern PA. My full review is below:
Ski Make: Fischer
Ski Model: Big stix 7.6
Ski Length: 175
Snow Conditions Used In: Spring Conditions: Light crud Corn/Crud, Ice, Bumps, hard pack
Number of Days Used: 1
Your Ability: 8
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 13
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 25
Other Skis You Like: Volkl 5* 168,
Your Height/Weight: 5' 10” / 200 lbs.
This was the ski I was most looking forward to Demoing. I found it to be amazingly light and surprisingly stiff. The result is a lively and well rounded ski that excels in most conditiosn I experienced today. The ski has a nice rebound, but is not exactly bouncy. The flex is very smooth. It, is good in a variety of turn shapes and likes to carve. This ski is very good on ice. The light weight made bumps very do able for this wider ski and I was glad of the ski's good edges on some icy bumps. Also it does well in softer stuff. Cuts right throught the softer snow to hard pack beneath. Most of the groomers were iced over and this was able to carve through that crust. It is stable at speed (considering how light it is) on icy / waterlogged groomers. The only negative: the tails washed out on me a couple of times when I tried to crank some short turns in a tight spot on an icy groomer. The ski was a breeze on softer snow. The graphite core has a weird feeling for a guy who is used to wood cored K2s and Volkls. I might like it even more if I had more ride time to get used to it.