Fischer skis: models, reviews
In the global market, Fischer skis occupy a leading position. They are popular in Russia and other CIS countries. Adaptations are of high quality, using the latest materials, as well as a considerable price. They are operated by leading athletes and amateurs who are actively involved in skiing.
About the manufacturer
The Fisher company was founded back in 1924 by the carpenter Joseph Fischer, a little-known at that time. The first production workshop was erected in the city of Ried (Austria). At first, the company produced a variety of joinery. Cross-country and downhill skis Fischer began to produce only in 1934. Now the corporation occupies a leading place in the manufacture of relevant products in the world.
In the domestic market, professional samples of this brand are also a priority. In addition, the company produces ski poles, boots, special clothes and sports accessories. The main production line consists of training, amateur, racing and downhill skis.
Designations are put on the toe of the ski and on their side surface.In the first case, these are two digits. One of them indicates the type of sliding surface. The cold type is marked with the symbol A5, and the warm type - 28. The second marker indicates the design features. Fischer 610 (610Q) skis are focused on a soft prepared type of track. The variant with the index 115 (1Q) is intended for hard and icy areas. A row of numbers is also applied to the side surface. The first one refers to the growth group in centimeters, the second - the year of production. The following number indicates stiffness (maybe 6, 5 or 4 - stiff / medium / hard). The next five digits correspond to the lot number, and the last index is an indicator of hardness.
The range of thermal loads that Fischer skis have is divided into two categories, namely:
- Cold type (Cold) is intended for use at temperatures below -5 degrees Celsius.
- The warm class (Plus) is designed to operate at a higher temperature.
In fact, the second type is considered more universal. Devices have a soft base, which makes it possible to achieve optimal slip on a soft road with a high humidity index.In severe weather, they can be customized by rubbing with paraffin or special knurling. Cold counterparts on soft snow will slip worse, and when the frost is below five degrees, this figure is almost the same.
Alpine skiing Fischer
The Speedmax is a high-end professional model. On such a modification are the most famous skiers. In this series there are ridge and classic variations. In the first case, the devices are equipped with a characteristic cutout in the toe of the ski, which reduces the weight of the model.
They are equipped with a special carbon-fiber core and are processed using the cold-adhesive technology of the sliding part. To do this, the base is first made in a molding furnace at temperatures above 100 degrees, and then the working surface is attached at room temperature. It improves gliding, regardless of weather conditions. The mass of such a pair is 1.02 kilograms with a length of 1.86 meters.
This category also includes:
- Alpine skiing Fischer Carbonlite. They differ from the previous series in the lightweight core of the Air Core Carbonlite system and production technology. The product is completely made in the oven.With a pair of 186 centimeters in length, its weight is 0.97 kg.
- The RCS modification is a previous version without a hole in the toe. Use in the construction of laminated elements and fiberglass contributes to the fact that the product weighs 1.08 kg with a standard length (186 cm).
Exercises for training
This category is classified as a series for training rides by professional skiers and amateurs with extensive experience. Available in skating and skis Fischer Classic. The production uses simpler and cheaper materials. The manufacturing scheme is identical to the elite variations. This combination allows you to guarantee high performance parameters at a lower price.
For example, the modification "Fisher" (SCS) has a universal structure, designed for different climatic conditions. Hardened edges ensure high directional stability, and additional inserts on the heels and toes increase the service life and rigidity of the product. Additionally, a core consisting of a material with the inclusion of volcanic basalt elements is used. The mass of the pair with a length of 1.87 meters is 1.27 kilograms.
Another modification for training "Fisher" (CRS) is equipped with a universal design of the sliding part, differs from the previous version by the presence of other materials, as well as dimensions. Weight is 1.35 kilograms, length - 187 centimeters.
Amateur and tourist options
In this class of ski "Fisher" are divided into ridge, classic, children's and combined options. They are designed to be used by novice athletes, young skiers, and other people who like regular skating on such a device. In manufacturing, high-quality but simple components and materials are used. With this approach, the necessary speed qualities are preserved in combination with an acceptable price. Among the tourist options are the following modifications:
- SC - the pair has a weight of 1.38 kilograms and a length of 1.87 meters.
- Fischer Sprint LS skis have a weight of 1.45 kg and a length of 187 centimeters.
Owners note in the considered modifications a lot of advantages and minor drawbacks. The advantages of users include reliability, durability, excellent maneuverability and gliding.In addition, the owners are satisfied with the external design, the ability to purchase similar additional accessories and a wide selection, depending on the destination.
Among the downsides, amateurs and professionals note the high price, especially for professional models. However, they agree that the quality remains high due to the use of productive technologies and high-quality components in manufacturing. Cross-country skis Fischer, reviews of which are mostly positive, are rightfully the leader in their class, both at the amateur and professional levels.
Skis of the company "Fisher" gained high popularity largely due to the top specimens. They are designed for athletes of various levels and just connoisseurs of this sport. It is worth noting that children's Fischer skis are identified by the name Junior.
They differ in size, but are great for training and moving on different snow tracks of young skiers. Despite the decent cost, the products in question are in demand around the world. In addition, the Fisher skis are favorably distinguished by a combination of price and quality among the closest competitors.