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Fischer stacked the backcountry-focused Watea 120 Ski with rocker profile for float, a wood core for a lively feel, and a unique tip and tail shape that mows down on the deepest days faster than you can point yourself at something steep. From choppy chunder under the tram to blower three-percent beyond the gates, the Watea gives you a stable platform to arc huge, fast turns and send just about anything in your path.

  • I-Beam Core embedded in the milled wood core improves overall torsional stability (less torque means more stability amidst a turn) and a snappier-feeling ski
  • Sandwich Sidewall construction combines a wood core with ABS sidewalls for strength and a classic sandwich construction for a even, predictable flex
  • Rocker design shapes the bottom of the ski like the rockers on a rocking chair (say that ten times fast), allowing the tip and tail to rise above the surface of the snow easier so you can float, slash, and turn when the going gets deep
  • Powder Hull design shapes the base area under the tip like the hull of a boat, pushing powder to either side, helping you float easier in deep snow
  • Swallow Tail tail shape helps the rear of your ski sink a little in deep snow, leveling you out on the slope and offering more precise turning and easy maneuverability
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great for in bounds

    It's a little heavy, but for in bounds days, this is the ski i've been choosing lately. I'm 150, 5'8" and tele skiing. I have the 179. I really like it. In any soft snow, it feels powerful. The dimensions are almost identical to an older megawatt, but I've been enjoying this ski more. It's mid-stiff--not a plank, but more powerful than some powder oriented skis. Very stable and damp. Although it's described as rockered, there's a lot of camber underfoot. I like the pop in my turns. The early rise is not very aggressive, but for me there's plenty of float with a ski that wide, and its probably more versatile this way. Rocker in the tail is pretty minimal, and it's not prone to washing out. Still very surfy with the upturned tail. The 3D tip is kind of gimmicky, but I like it. I doubt it helps float, but it probably helps out blowing through crud. The ski really loves to carve through anything. I'd imagine the 3D tip also minimizes pushback from the tip--hard to say though since it's a pretty minor design. Big and floaty in powder, charges through crud, stiff enough and with camber to handle variable snow, fun on the groomers with a moderate 26m turn radius. Nothing 120 wide edges great on ice, but this edges better than skis in its class thanks to the camber. And every time I ski it, I think fondly of the home depot laminate flooring section. It's a fun ski.

    Fun Ski!

      I got the chance to demo these skis for a couple days in a load of fresh powder. Long story short I really liked skiing on them. I used the 189's and I don't know if it was the bindings or the ski (most likely) but they felt really heavy. I wouldn't like hauling these guys up a mountain. Powder is where they shine! They do seem to be fairly flexible, I'm 190lbs and they seem to be a little on the flexible side. Far from a stiff ski. Overall I absolutely loved them, highly recommend trying out a pair. If they were a couple hundred less I'd pick up a pair myself.

      I bought my pair of 189's here on I was wary of the twin tip AND the soft tail. I just skied 2 days of about 1' of light powder at Sugar Bowl AND I'm sold. They were awesome. Skis just like a typical FISCHER> easy to turn and real damp. They come around lighting fast with plenty of float. Despite the twin tip 189's don't ski short at all. I absolutely love them and I'm a little bitch when it comes to fat skis. Not bad in soft bumps either. Soft tip and tail snake right through the troughs. Excellent ski AND not heavy at all. Actually the lightest 120 underfoot pow' ski around. With Marker Griffon's it's a real light set up. 5 stars hands down