Fischer Watea 98 BC TT

2011

Men's Freeride
Fischer
Price: £649.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 130-98-122
Turn radius 21 (186)
Lengths 166, 176, 186
Construction Early rise tip and tail
Powder hull construction
I-Beam technology
Strengths Easy to use. Tip works well in powder.
Weaknesses Not reactive enough for shorter turns on piste.

They say

We say

The new Watea has a new design, with early-rise profile at the tip and tail to help give more float. It has a very smooth, easy- to-use nature; an exceptionally easy ski to use in all conditions. In deep snow the hull-shaped shovel works very effectively, rising up onto the surface with ease. On piste it grips well, feeling best suited for long turns. A fantastic new ski.

Tester Comments

Lee Townend
Shaped nose and rocker give great flotation and a smooth off-piste ride
Roddy Willis
Light and grippy with wacky boat-shaped tip