Fischer, an Austrian company founded in 1924, has a long history of alpine and nordic skiing gear manufacturing. And for the next season they are looking at revitalizing their ski touring and skimo racing line up with some exciting new products.
Here, let’s take a look at their lightest gear offerings.
The above Fischer Alp Attack skis will use their new Air Tec technology which “leaves” material where it’s needed and shaves it off where it’s not.
The Air Tec wood core has been given an elaborate, offset milled structure which, on the one hand, makes the core 25% lighter and, on the other hand maintains the outstanding ski performance: both flex and torsion remain the same. – from Fischer website
The weight for the AlpAttack skis should be 650g for the 160cm model. That means that if you combine them with Pierre Gignoux (now also Dynafit) Ultimate Pack bindings you will be under the legal ISMF limit of 750g for ski + binding for men! Perhaps, the limit will need to be reevaluated very soon.
And here is something interesting – the new Fischer skimo race bindings. However, if you take a close look, these are just a re-branded version of ATK SL-R bindings which makes them the same as Hagan ZR bindings, which I am currently using.
To read more on next season’s new skimo racing equipment see this article from last week - Exciting Look at New SkiMo Gear Introduced at Recent Trade Shows.