Anyone skied the 2010 Cold Heat 76? The rep was telling me about it yesterday (I will be on it next month). He said it replaces the current model, is a tad stronger ski with full vertical sidewall construction, and, get this: retails for $699! Sounds way too cheap for modified, wider race ski. Anyone tried it out? The old Cool Heat was a great ski for good skiers, but pretty demanding.
The Cold Heat is gone for next year. Fischer has abandoned the 80+mm carver in favor of the more soft-snow and bump oriented Watea above 80mm. Probably not a bad idea. People who really need a good ski with hard-snow ability doesn't need a whole lot of width (otherwise the snow won't be hard), and people who need a soft snow ski don't want an overly stiff ski. Although I personally liked the Cold Heat: I will be a little sad to see it go with no real replacement available.