Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.50 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.61 / 5
Crud performance: 3.35 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.04 / 5
Tony, Skiing's Maori IT guy, says watea is a Maori word for "free." Fischer could have called it "Consistent Round Turner with Easy Initiation" but that would have been ridiculous.
Quickly reacts to sudden changes in edge pressure; grippy on hard snow.
Doesn't feel so "free" in powder.
"As snappy as a towel in a high school locker room." -Sven Brunso