Fischer Koa 88 Ti

2015

Women's Freeride
Fischer
Price: £510.00 (Including bindings)
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 128-88-115
Turn radius 15m (160cm)
Lengths 152, 160, 168
Construction Sandwich sidewall
Freeski rocker
Carbon tech
Strengths Light, strong on piste, fast from edge to edge
Weaknesses Needs more width in deep powder

They say

The new Koa uses a lightweight core which uses Carbon fibre and Fischer’s ‘Air Tech Titanium’ to give great edge grip while keeping weight to a minimum. 

We say

Obviously there is a difference in waist width with the Koa compared to a lot of the competition in this category. That relatively narrow 88mm underfoot means the Koa is quick from edge to edge and allows it to get the edge of the ski gripping nice and early in the turn. This makes the Koa a ski which feels strong on the piste, good fun and with a turn radius which is reactive and playful. Moving into the deep stuff the Koa’s width works against it, with less float and lacking the ability to surf and smear through the turn. Overall this is a great ski, which is more suitable for all mountain use rather than freeride.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
If you dabble in the choppy stuff at the side of the piste but spend most of your time on the groomed runs it’s a great ski.
Steph Ede
Stiff and solid underfoot, powerful and stable in the crud, looks cool.