If you want an all-around park and pipe ski with
all-mountain capability, this is your tool. It's good for slopestyle, due to its
tendency to stomp the landings (consistency is nice). These probably wouldn't
be fun to whip in a big air comp or a rail jam, and certainly are too heavy to
be pipe-specific. If you don't ride switch, don't get these, it's a waist of
your money. These are the best switch skis... ever. You’d better have stamina
to ride these skis for long periods of time.
I've taken these things out for about 10 days. Got
everything in – pipe, rails, boxes, jumps, powder, crud, groomer, ice, switch
(lots), glades. These have been through a lot, even 10 days in.
Spins: I didn’t like spinning, only because the ski is heavy. Felt like the
boot was going to rip out of the binding when I started spinning. Yeah, all the
weight is underfoot, but it still isn’t as easy to spin as I’d expect out of a
Rails: The Titanal underfoot makes rails a bit heavy.
Switchups have to be really forced. The Titanal underfoot makes the rails
simply tough underfoot, without really much feel for what going on. Nose and tails
slides are really easy, because of the stiff ski and wider base. Detune your edges
or the mass of your ski underfoot will probably drive the edges into kinks and
Boxes: The skis are really stiff underfoot, which makes them want to pivot.
This makes sliding rails a bit discouraging. The skis are fine spinning on
boxes, but don't expect them to feel smooth if you’re not used to boxes.
Butters: Not on boxes, and barely on slopes. The sweet spot is so small and up
to the tips, it's nearly impossible to hold a butter.
Pop: For the weight of these skis, the pop is really good.
You can hold a nice press on the tips when popping, because the ski is nice and
stiff just for the right length of the ski with the soft zone nearer to the
tips. Although, they are a bit tiring, because of the weight.
Switch: The best I’ve ridden, and most fun. Ever wanted to
ride a ski that has barely any noticeable advantage from regular to switch
stance? These are your tools.
Jumps: There are big advantages and disadvantages, and some
negate each other. For instance, the ski is pretty heavy, but the pop is so
nice that you can still launch off the lip. One-axis spins are not hampered by
the weight, because it’s pretty much all underfoot. On the other hand, corking
or going into off-axis spins is a little harder. Once you get used to having to
whip yourself a little more, the weight of the ski helps with bringing the cork
around, and doesn’t lose the momentum. The heavy and dense base underfoot,
along with its overall stiffness, make for solid absorption, aka stomping
landings. The bigger you go, the more these skis separate themselves from the
rest of the pack, when it comes to stomping it. Step-downs and acid drops and
such are much easier on your legs, along with the rest of the kickers out
Pipe: Same spin characteristics and pop characteristics as
aforementioned. A few problems, though. The weight of the ski is less of an
advantage in pipe, because pipe landings are already pretty smooth, so the need
to stomp the landing isn’t as great as it is when you’re launching off kickers.
On the other hand, riding the pipe switch is a lot easier.
Groomers: Really cool. The tails want to wash out, because
of the center mount. If you center your stance more than usual, the carve
becomes much more natural and the tails more stable. The turns are wide, long,
and round. The dimensions of the ski are a perfect parabola, so the carve is
more round than usual. Definitely a really fun ski to ride on groomers. They
seem to want to slide from regular to switch. Conversely, the skis will do
short-turns pretty well, I was surprised. Because these have to be ridden with
a centered stance and so much density and weight is underfoot, the ski likes to
slide, a lot like what you would expect from a snowboard. These will hold a
very high speed, even with the awkward edge-hold. Tons of fun on groomers.
Ice: Ice sucks, obviously. When you hit an unseen ice patch,
you aren’t as inclined to wash out and slap you ass on the rink, because you
ride with a centered stance. The skis do a McConkey slarve on the ice, it’s
Crud: These blast through crud. The weight of the ski keeps
the ski on its path, and it takes heavier crud than usual to upset them. They
do ride switch well, and the same applies to groomers. Also, they were really
fun to slash up the crud with.
Powder: Mellow slope with over 6”? Don’t ski them. They
require leaning back much more than usual, because of the center mount and
stiffness. It’s not easy, barely manageable, not fun, and more of a workout
than anything else. Less snow is more manageable, because the high tips help
with keeping your tips up. Steep slope? A little different. The speed you get
from the slope angle makes it easier to keep the tips up, but not much. Not
really a powder ski, but they’ll do.
Backcountry Kickers: Same characteristics as with jumps, but
landing switch is easy, even in deeper stuff. I don’t exactly understand it,
but what I’d guess is that the center mount makes landing switch in powder a
lot easier, because you can keep tips up and weight forward. Don’t think you’ll
be carving out of the landing, though. A little wider and softer ski is needed
Moguls: The tails already like to wash out and are hard to
force around. As far as Bolton
Valley and Killington
were concerned, a legitimate mogul run isn’t a good match, especially on the
steeper and bigger lines.
Glades: Again, the skis aren’t easy in deeper powder. The
best times I had in the trees with these were when I brought some other trees along
Cool design, gloss white topsheet with a neat 'Fischer'
diagonal-cross logo printed over. The bases are typical Fischer green, but
clear. It's cool because you can see the wood core and Titanal, along with the
fact that green is necessary. It’ll get you noticed, for sure.
I bought these new for $399, no discount. Skis this caliber
are between $550-650. Such a steal, I’m guilty.
I am 165 lbs, 5'8", and the skis were 172cm. The length
was perfect. Easy grabs to the tips, nice swing weight, yet stiff and heavy
enough to ride like a longer ski. 114-84-114
I had heard that these skis were stiff. They were, but not
in the usual sense. The Titanal underfoot extends just beyond the boot, so
underfoot is really stiff. The ski has a pretty common flex from tip to tail,
and the stiff ski underfoot becomes just slightly softer until about 8"
from the tip and tail. The ski then becomes really soft. I had heard that these
skis could be mounted facing either tip, but I was skeptical and mounted them
as Fischer pictured them. I was stamping my skis in the lift queue and I
noticed that my back tips would rattle and the front tips wouldn't nearly as
much. It's possible that the pictured tips are indeed stiffer than the pictured
tails, which makes sense. Ski is basically stiff. The Titanal, a few
inches in front and back of the boots, makes for a heavy and stiff ski
underfoot, then the ski becomes noticeably softer, yet still quite stiff. The
stiffness diminishes slightly until it gets near the tips, when it becomes soft.
Bear in mind that the reason for the stiffness underfoot is the Titanal
underfoot, not the wood core, so there’s an unusual feel to the flex of the
Hit a few things in the glades. The bases took them fine.
Seemed like pretty gnarly rock, but there wasn't anything more than scrapes.
Edges held up great, very strong. Titanal underfoot seems to prevent any major
base gouging. Strong bases, no problems or core shots.
Fisher's answer to the PE and Chronic. A ripping pipe and park ski that can shred the rest of the mountain equally well.
Possibly the most underrated park ski out there. I have no intentions of buying anything else for the foreseeable future.
Of all the park skis I've used (Scratch Fs, Chronics, Pocket rockets, Addicts), these are my favorites. Supportive on landings, poppy on takeoffs, light enough to do switch-ups quickly, and they spin as fast or as slow as you want.
I have been riding them for the past two days all-mtn, as we haven't had new snow for a bit. I have been pleasantly surprised with how they handle at speed, and how well they carve even with super dull edges. I would say they are comparable to the PE in this regard. Warning: Not a powder ski. That's pretty obvious.
If you are looking for a pure pipe ski, a pair of these or the Addict Pros (stiffer) would be a wet dream for that purpose.
These are cap construction, which I prefer over sidewall as it seems to make a better ski. The edges are just normal thickness, which is odd for a park ski. I would like a thicker edge. One cool feature of these is the layer of titanal underfoot, which absorbs impact from rails on the bases. It took me forever to crack the edges, and I had almost worn through them before they cracked at all.
This is the first truly symmetrical ski I have used, and with the center mount, they work beautifully fakie. Probably the easiest ski to ski fakie I have ever been on.
Graphics wise, they are pretty simple. I like them, but they aren't anything special. The different colors of sidewall are neat though, I haven't seen that before.
Excellent for the money. These are similar in price to PEs or Chronics, and probably a better deal.
I got the 181s, and like that size a lot, as the extra tip and tail make for a better platform to land on and more edge when ripping around.
Mine are mounted at recommended, which is true center. This works perfectly for me, as these are primarily a park and pipe ski. However, if you are using these as your only skis and do more than 40% all mtn, then I would suggest mounting further back to give you a bit more tip.
Fairly stiff for a park ski.
If you are looking to butter your brains out all over the place, this is really not your ski. However, the flex does make for a ton of pop off off of jumps, and really works well in the pipe when pumping the transition. I have watched several friends ski my Addicts in our pipe, and they all went a foot or two higher out than on their skis.
The flex acts as a super stable landing pad, especially on larger jumps. These will not butter out on big landings, and if you are a built heavier as I am, they really support weight well.
Surprisingly enough, the flex works very well on the rest of the mountain. These skis don't really have a speed limit, and can haul with the best of them though choppy snow and down perfect corduroy.
The edges are thinner than I would like, and the topsheet has some gnarly chips in it, to the point I can see 2cms of core in some spots. They went with a different top sheet material in 07-08, so they might have fixed this issue.
However, I have had no delams and no falling out of edges, so I would consider them pretty durable, especially considering what I put them through.
all in all, this ski deserves a nine out of ten. it preforms amazingly but the only flaw i found was the unstable tail while carving for the first week.
the ski proformed well is all conditions, it can handle a powder day and rips the park to shreds on a hardpack day. but the addict preforms best while riding switch. after you ride switch on these skiis youl never wana ride switch on another ski again. the downside of the preformance is that when you carve the ski feels unstable in the tails but after a few days of skiing you get used to it.
the unique symetrical design from tip to tail makes this ski the only true twin tip out there. the graphics are cool because they recerse quite a bit.
all in all, i think they could charge more than 400 dollars for this ski. it is a great deal.
the addict has a stiff flex for a park ski but butters and presses fairly well. the stiff flex adds an amazing pop which surprised me the first time i jumped them. all in all, the flex patern is great.
well, so far after the 2 months of using them i have found that they are very durable, strong topsheet, and a steel plate underfoot top prevent edge damage from rails.
GET A PAIR!! Fischer is definitely stepping it up big time.
I was definitely impressed by this ski. I always knew Fischer made great skis but i was more so on the race side. they have definitely been pushing Freeride hard the last few years and it shows with these new skis, and their athletes. I love the symmetrical design, beveled sidewalls, and the extra layer of titanium/aluminum underfoot for edge reinforcement. Again, very solid ski all around, solid wood core and great pop!
I really like the design actually! It's clean and simple yet the white and green definitely jump, and how they made the argyle type pattern with little Fischer logos is dope. i love the transparent lime green bases, so rad.
TOTAL STEAL! i thought for sure they were going to be like $550 or something but then i found out they were only $399!! i got a pair last spring that must have been used as a demo, but were pretty much brand new. And the Fischer Habit is only $299, which i haven't skied yet, but assume it's just as good.
Flex is on the stiffer side of park skis, but i felt it was perfect for park/pipe and even ripped on the rest of the mtn. as well. GREAT pop!
really surprised how well they have held up thus far, bombproof! Although that is fischer's reputation i guess?