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Fischer – RC4 The Curv DXT
Look – a long, thin-looking ski! Almost a GS ski for monstering the mountain. The Curvs come in a few variants, and the one we migrated towards was the long-turn specialist DTX variant, though you wouldn’t called a 16m turn radius long in race world. These sorts of skis are supposed to be dead, murdered by the go-betweens that couple slalom turns with the ability to stretch ’em out if needed. With the Curv DTX Fischer have ignored this trend, delivered a classic-looking ski and it turns out that’s just what we wanted. Grip and high speed turn scores were up there with the most expensive skis on test, giving fresh access to the long-running RC4 for ‘normal’ skiers. We’d say you’ll want to be competent to enjoy these, simply because they feel a bit solid and unwieldy unless there’s some velocity under the bases. Find a clear piste, focus on a very distant point and see how far you can lean over at v-max.