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INDIVIDUALITY AND MORE FUN WITH "WIDE" SKIS - THE SKI TRENDS 2007/08
The 2007/08 season will also be characterised by more individuality, bolder colours in ski graphics and modern, broader ski geometries. Whether it is innovations or revolutionary design features - ski producers are trying to meet the individual requirements of the respective target groups. Racers, modern piste carvers, cool freeriders or simply skiers out to have fun - the products are precisely customised to the respective target groups in terms of performance and appearance. We can look forward in particular to very modern, colourful and aggressive designs, not only in the Freeride segment.
Broader ski waists - above all on classic piste skis - are a further continuing trend for the upcoming season. These modern sidecuts with ski waists that are well over 70 mm in some cases are making their way into all ski segments - from the slope carver up to race models in part. The benefits of these ski geometries are clear: the skis float better, are more stable and are the true all-round talents for all snow and slope conditions. Fischer will be launching these new sidecuts in 2 sectors for 2007/2008: the RC4 Progressor in the race segment, plus a completely new model group named RX Heat.
The women's segment has also established itself as a standard feature in all ski lines. We can, however, expect plenty of innovations here too in the 07/08 line. Whereas the ladies' ski models differed from unisex models primarily through individual design statements in the past, over the last two years development teams in particular have focused on women's skiing and developed innovative technologies to cater for the needs of female skiers. Fischer will be presenting these newly developed technologies for the first time with the label "My Turn".
Virtually the same can be said of the "young generation" models in the Freeride and Freestyle sectors. It is above all - or precisely - in this segment that the requirements on the products are virtually on a par with those of race skis. In future, top product performance and product quality will be more of a "coolness" factor here than ever before. Over 80 years of expertise in ski making know-how for the toughest of requirements are a guarantee at Fischer for "cool" skis.