Made for adventure.
Occupying the sweet spot between Nordic touring and lightweight alpine boards, Fischer's S-Bound 125 Crown Ski is perfect for long adventures in rolling terrain, endless approaches, and quick cruises whether you mount them with Nordic bindings or a telemark setup. The 95mm waist and slightly rockered 125mm shovel is nice and floaty when things get soft, but the steel edges help you make alpine-style turns, even in variable snow, when you're heading down the hill. The S-Bound's best trick, though, is its OffTrack Crown fishscale pattern, which makes it easy to climb moderate hills without having to stop and skin up (if you need extra traction, just attach Fischer's Easy Skins, which attach quickly and simply to the base to let you conquer tougher, slicker climbs. While OffTrack keeps you moving forward, the rest of the Sintec base is waxable for smooth glide, and the Air Channel base combines wood and fiberglass to keep the S-Bound lightweight and lively no matter how you like to ski.
- Air Channel milled wood and fiberglass core
- Nordic Rocker early-rise tip
- OffTrack Crown fishscale pattern
- Easy Skin notch
- Sintec waxable base
- Steel edges
- Tail protector
- Item #FIS001Z
- Q & A
Nordic Touring in Powder
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I purchased this ski in the 175 length, and set it up with Voile Switchback telemark bindings for use as an all round Nordic backcountry touring setup in rolling terrain and lower angle descents.
The skis have fairly stiff flex which gave quite a bit of "pop", or spring, out of the kick and glide which made for a lively and responsive feel. Even though the skis are quite wide, I didn't feel like they toured much slower (if at all) than my narrower cross country skis. I was quite impressed with their efficiency on the flats.
Given their side cut, you can make some nice turns with them, and they are plenty maneuverable among trees and boulders. With a few inches of fresh snow (or deeper powder) they float and turn quite smoothly.
I did feel that their weakness is turning/ holding an edge on hardpack conditions, where I experienced some squirreliness and turn initiation issues. I think the stiff flex pattern probably played a role in this. But I think a Nordic ski this wide was intended for float in powder conditions anyway. I would characterize this ski more towards the cross country ski end of the spectrum in terms of chamber and flex.
In summary: I found this to be a very efficient kick and glide ski, especially for a being as wide as it is, with good downhill ability in softer snow conditions. Perfect for cruising through the forest in powder and soft conditions. Perhaps not a perfect match in terms of an "all rounder" for hitting downhills with a broad range of snow conditions.
I'm trying to determine appropriate length. Is there a table of skier weight and recommended ski length?
Hi Scott, I've attached a pic of a ski sizing chart below. Have a look at that and you should be able to get the size that you need. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to me directly. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead
Is the Fischer S-bound 125 ski more tortionally rigid than the Rossignol BC 125 - or vice versa ?
My current Fischer Boundles ( 88-68-98 mm ) ,
have a hard time turning in heavy wet snow.