Fischer Koa 100

2014

Women's Freeride
Fischer
Price: £460.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 131-100-123
Turn radius 19 (176)
Lengths 156, 166, 176
Construction Sandwich sidewall
Carbon fibre reinforcement
Rocker
Strengths Easy to use - works well both on and off piste
Weaknesses Didn’t really inspire in any one area

They say

The new Koa 100 is a freeride ski, rockered through the tip and tail and uses a light and relatively soft poplar wood core. It’s designed predominately for freeride, but should have the versatility to handle harder snow conditions. 

We say

The Koa feels light underfoot and the low inertia makes itself felt straight away. It’s an exceptionally easy ski to steer, pivoting with minimal effort. This makes it easy to adjust through the turn and to make quick changes of direction if needed. When upping the pace, the Koa gives good levels of edge-grip and can happily carve out long turns on the piste. Away from the groomed runs and in deep snow, it gives good float, and can cope well. A good all-round choice, but not inspirational in any one area.

Tester Comments

Lucy Jennings
Easy for rotational turns, but could be zippier in its character