Fischer Koa 80

2017

Women's All-Mountain
Fischer
Price: £415.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 124-79-109
Turn radius 14m (159cm)
Lengths 152, 159 (1,500g), 166
Construction Sidewall
Carbon lightweight wood core
Tip rocker
Strengths Great in short turns on hard snow. Work well enough in deeper snow
Weaknesses Lack stability and grip in long turns

They say

Forgiving and smooth in action, this model is a perfect companion for women who enjoy skiing off piste at times without having to sacrifice good style on piste.

We say

If you love short turns on the piste then the Koa’s are the ski for you! Initially they feel very easy to use, with very low swingweight and feeling light underfoot. In these types of turns they are incredibly grippy with loads of reaction coming back from the ski. They are quick onto the edge and whip the skier through a tight arc. In long turns the sidecut isn’t as effective and the grip is harder to come by, particularly on hard snow. In off piste they worked really well, with a wide enough platform and rocker to help initiate the turn.

Tester Comments

Amanda Pirie
I loved carving short turns on these skis. They were fun and stable in all off piste and bumpy terrain
Chemmy Alcott
Great hold on ice in short turns. Stable, good on bumps