Fischer Watea 101 (2012)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 101
Tip/Tail/Waist: 134-101-124
Lengths: 172,182,192

**Review courtesy of our sister publication SKI Magazine.** The Watea isn' t just rockered. Like the prow of a speedboat, its "powder hull" tip is shaped to part the snows with enhanced efficiency, while its notched "swallow tail" is designed to soften the finish of each deep-snow turn. It' s No. 2 in Flotation and among the leaders in Crud. Meanwhile, Fischer lightens/strengthens the 101 by integrating two carbon-fiber I beams into the wood core. Stout sidewalls give it edging integrity, but despite its size it' s more of a finesse ski than a battle axe. "Makes high-performance skiing easier, which I believe is the point," said Hogen.