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Tough, fast, and versatile but just as ready for pow as you.

With a foot-deep veil of powder coating the mountains and the Fischer Watea 98 Ski in your arsenal, you have some options. Lap the resort, head out the gates, or skin up the pass; either way, you'll float gracefully on the fluffy fresh. No matter where you venture on this tough twin tip plank, you won't regret it, because it skims the deep, charges chutes, grips crud, and even lands switch if you get bored during high pressure. Its powder-hungry, crush-it-all shape and construction fit into your life mantra: ski pow every day you can, as hard as you can, but ski every day regardless.

  • Freeski Rocker Technology (early rise tip and tail) allows switch landings and ultimate flotation in deep snow while the camber underfoot grips groomed or variable snow
  • Sandwich sidewall construction yields great rebound and a uniform, medium flex that doesn’t feel like a wet noodle underfoot
  • The milled wood core features two carbon fiber I-Beams that run the length of the ski to provide a solid and smooth ride over less-than-perfect snow
  • Early rise tip also prevents hooking and grabbing while skiing crud and chopped snow
  • The Powder Hull technology in the tip slices through the fluff like a boat's hull, so you can slice through it during speedy descents into the white room
  • Traditional sidecut and medium turn radius suits aggressive skiers that weave in and out of the trees hunting for powder when it’s not snowing

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5 5

Love 'em

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These skis are great in a variety of conditions; they can rip down groomers, cut through crud, or float in powder. The hull is a really cool feature in that it makes the skis really crave a turn, so if you're an aggressive skier, or you want skis that will help you be a more aggressive skier, these are for you, and you want a ski that you can take out in any conditions, these bad boys are highly recommended.

5 5

Awesome carvers!

These skis are really great in a wide variety of conditions and one of the best turning skis available. I'm a fairly aggressive, fairly advanced skier that loves fresh powder in the trees so needed a shorter turning radius. Well there aren't many skis out there with a 21 m TR in 186 length. Sure there's better powder planks and stiffer sticks but not all rounders than these. Versatile, fun, fast, stable and they're great quality!

5 5

Super Capable, Excellent Ride

These were the first Powder-Hulled Skis I had ever ridden, Gotta say I liked them, I feel the the powder hull helps promote nice lines. Admittedly, I am a powder noob, and my style is a bit "Stompy & Smeary" this may have to do with my skis (Surface Live Life 191) so initially I wasn't feeling the ski. A Few runs later I became accustomed to the Watea Way, A little more Thai-Chi than my normal Kung-Fu. Smooth Turn initiation, Solid Edge Grip, Tight turning radius all in all these skis made me feel like a better skier. I Rode the 186's I am 6'3" 255 . A solid performer for almost any day on the mountain

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Is it true for the size or does it ski short because of the twin tip? Really like the idea of the watea being a more off piste oriented ski no metal core, since I`m not a big guy 5'5"/150 so would be looking for something more soft. But looks like the watea 98 would be either too short at 166cm or too long at 176cm.

Responded on

I demo'd a pair last year and they indeed ski SHORT. Why does Fischer insist on messing up the WATEA line with twin tips???? You lose more that 15 cm of usable ski!!!! Twin Tips are just a marketing tactic and Fischer has jumped in head first in this ridiculous trend. Sure twin tips have their place BUT not in a Watea. Wateas are traditionally all wood fun easy turning skis for all conditions. The Twin Tip just handicaps the entire line. I love this size and if it was a flat tail I'd be all in. Shame on you Fischer for abandoning your backcountry cult following..shame shame shame