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Ski Test: Fischer RC one 82 GT

Universal skis Fischer since the days of the line of Motive were, though not always unambiguous, but interesting. Models with a waist of 80 were constantly in the tops because they comfortably harmoniously combined the comfort of riding on a broken piste and efficiency in a cut arc. This season, the line was completely updated and today on tests a new model with a waist 82. Let's go.

For rental skis completely ambiguous. If you evaluate them completely divorced from the class and category, they are quite interesting in certain aspects. If we consider them exactly as representatives of the universal ski category, then there are more questions for them than answers. Initially, universal skis, in the form of carves-skis with an enlarged waist, appeared just for beginners, progressive skiers and skiers for whom, first of all, the comfort of skiing is important and in skiing confuses and frightens more than attracts and pleases. So the skis were created with a wide waist for cross-country on soft snow, a rocker for comfort and control on a broken piste, with a soft toe for cushioning hummocks. Naturally, these skis, from the very beginning of their existence, were very popular with beginners, but caused a lot of criticism from the experts because the experts didn’t have enough tenacity, dynamism, grip ... But they were not created for the experts. However, apparently, the expert opinion for ski manufacturers is important and in recent times many skis of station wagon format have appeared with a wide waistline with a complete route efficiency: tough, tenacious and dynamic. And these, according to the passage, are just such.

Skis are hard, heavy and powerful. Cling to the piste well, regardless of its condition and rigidity. In an arc are like on rails. The tail at the end of the rotation bites into the snow like a razor and you can safely rest against a deflection with subsequent recoil. Statistically, everything is good, but that is all well and ends. Very reminiscent of the character model GT from the series The Curv. Both those and others are heavy in skiing, sullen, and those and others are completely incomprehensible why they are so needed.

According to the style of skiing, these are not universal skis, but 100% carves. There is no comfort and loyalty in them. Their rhythm of riding is very fast. Without speed, they are sullen heavy and unwieldy. Dynamics and control they appear only at speed. Which is not surprising because, given their rigidity, they cannot bend without speed and without centrifugal force. Everything has to be squeezed and squeezed out. As for skiing, this is a direct continuation of the completely incomprehensible model PRO MTN 86Ti from the old series which was replaced by the RC One series.

In a sliding turn require precision loading. When overloaded, they become uncomfortable and hit hard in the legs. You have to constantly unload. On the other hand, they have enough tenacity to provide speed control, even when unloaded. On the toe at the beginning of the turn is worth crushing strongly. Otherwise, the skis will accelerate, leaving in his fast rhythm of skiing. The middle is very tough and tenacious. But, what is good, it is coordinated along the radius with the tips, and when moving in an arc from the tips to the middle, the skis do not lose the arc. The tail is very powerful and tenacious. But, even with a very strong deflection does not give the recoil which could be with such rigidity and tenacity.

In the cut arc, skis behave like real carves, but with a bit of muffled dynamism and sharpness of reactions. All the same, affects the width of the waist. Turning radius like a ski for a giant or more. Only experts who are able to ride can cope with such speed. The problem with skis is that they are very tough and very tenacious and the variability in skiing rhythm is very low, which is very, very bad when riding on public roads, when you constantly need to change the direction and speed of driving to avoid traffic. In this case, it turns out to manoeuvre only by switching from cutting guidance to lateral slippage, and this is not easy at these skis and it is not comfortable: you have to try to take the skis out of the arc, and when they return to the arc they knock on the legs. Also, when going from a slit, fast driving to a sliding one, there are problems with stability. And despite the fact that the test pair had a size of 180. It’s scary to imagine that at a smaller size. It turns out that skis do not cope with the speed they require.

Short turn
Long turn
Peak stability at a turn 7 / 15 m.
Dynamic turn radius 6 / 14 m.
Turn radius range 15 - 19 м.
Best piste 5 - 8
Testing condition
Red piste. Hard morning snow and corduroy. Good visibility. One ride test.
Boots: Tecnica Zero G (2017-18) - 110 flex.

It turns out that only experts can cope with skis, who can not give anything special or interesting in skiing, except for their grip on a hard piste. By the dynamism and diversity of skiing, they can not be compared even with a very average ski for a giant. Beginners skiing will be difficult, difficult, sullen and in skating will create some problems, and not give joy and ease. When skiing in the classics of skiing everything will be fine. In such a format and with a snap everything is fine and with stiffness and the side cut is straight enough for stable sliding into even short arcs. It turns out that skis are good only for expert classics.