Review: Fischer RC4 The Curv GT

Model year: 2021-2022
Sidecut: 125-76-109
Size: 175 cm
Radius: 16 m
Technology: wood core, full sidewall, two sheets of 0.8 mm titanal, carbon bridge, triple sidecut, WorldCup tuning

About this ski

All the Fischer ‘The Curv’ models have been updated for next season. The trend is: slightly narrower and a bit more maneuverable on slow speeds than the old versions of these skis. For the GT, this is also true. On paper, only the dimensions have really changed compared to the GT from the previous four seasons: 76 mm wide instead of the 80 mm the old one had. The radius, however, has not changed, nor has the application of the ski.

It still is the ‘Gran Turismo’ ski in the Curv series. High performance, but with a premium luxury feel and not the aggressive hothead most of the plated ‘pro’ models are. It is damp, stable, powerful, precise. But without the aggression, punishing, one-trick-pony nature of most cheater GS skis, for example.

Smooth power

The new GT is super smooth. Easy to turn, both skidded and carved. It is a perfectly balanced ski that allows for cruising, but also for performance skiing. Advanced and expert skiers of all weight ranges will be quite happy on these on all groomed runs. It is very capable of carving up frozen corduroy, but it just as happily hops around in slush and bumps. Real float is not there, obviously, but you will not get bucked around that much, or tail-hooked, as on most performance skis.

Compared to the old GTs, the 2022 version is a bit softer, more balanced, smoother, easier to drive, and slightly narrower. The old one was ‘raw power’, the new one is ‘smooth power’. The 2022 GT is a powerful ski that rewards good technique and does not punish mistakes as much as most other high-end skis. Compared to its direct competition (Stöckli Laser AX, Nordica Dobermann Spitfire 76 RB, for example), the Curv GT is the most powerful and precise of the bunch. It will inspire good skiers to become even better. And (at least compared to the Stöckli) at a much better price point.

In conclusion

This is the best non-plated all-condition piste-oriented performance ski money can buy (my opinion). It is powerful, yet manageable, precise yet a bit playful, steady, and just plain fun. For any advanced to expert skier, the Curv GT should be on the shortlist as a hard snow ski.


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  1. Hi,

    Nice review!
    I’ve got the Fischer RC4 The Curv GT and the Blizzard firebird HRC left on my list for a new frontside ski.
    Both got 76 underfoot and both have the multi-sidecut.
    What would you advice for someone who prefers to ski mostly on the slopes at higher speeds? I’m looking for a ski that I can use all day long and have fun with. No rating, but just going fast 😀


    1. There are more differences between those skis than the specs suggest. The radius and feel are just two of them. For a full advice, please use our page so we have all the info we need to get you on the best skis that match your preferences.

    1. The Deacon has much more rocker, so needs a lot more extreme edge angles to properly engage; the Curv GT is more responsive with less input.

  2. Hi Gijs, if you search on the internet on this ski (also older models), sometime some extra abbreviations are added; like MT, RT.
    This looks something else as the M/O plate. Do you know what these abbreviations are for? Thanks!

    1. MT stands for ‘M-track’ (a binding interface, not a race plate); RT stands for ‘Race Track’ (another binding interface, also not a race plate).

  3. Which Curv GT length would you advice for an expert skier 181cm tall 70kg? In doubt between 175/182. Skiing the 182 GT 2020 model but I think the differences with 2022 are too big?

    1. With that weight, 175 would be sufficient in terms of stability. The newer version (2020-2021 and later) are a bit softer in flex and a bit more subtle over-all, so for a lighter weight skier I think the newer version would be a better fit.

  4. Really interested in this ski as I am looking for something that can be driven hard but is also a bit forgiving in a long day or softer snow in the afternoon. I am 6´1 and 185 lbs but would prefer the 175 over the 182 for the shorter radius. Would I regret this?
    I believe the 2021/2022 version is the same as the 2022/2023 version? Any upgrades for this years version beside graphics?
    Also, is the version with the m/o plate a lot more demanding?

    1. The Curve GT doesn’t come with an M/O plate. The ski that has an M/O plate is The Curv (no suffix), which is a different ski with a bit stiffer build. There are two versions of the Curv GT: the old 80 mm waisted one and the newer 76 mm waisted one. For the rest of your questions: please put in a ski advice request trough this page:

  5. Hi Gigi,
    I’ve been reading you both here and on other forums (SkiTalk). I’m wondering how you feel GT version of the RC4 the Curv compares to the non-GT version (70mm underfoot), which is the one preferred by some reviewers, like those at Blister. I’m leaning towards one of these, but can’t make up my mind. (This will be my front-side/carver in a 3-ski quiver; I’m an aggressive, technical, former racer who skis mainly in California, and all over the mountain… but I want something for those firm-snow, groomer-zoomer days, and when I ski in Europe…)

  6. Hi Gigi, how would you compare the Curve GT with Stockli Laser SX? I really liked SX in a demo, normally ski Rossi SL FIS, looking for something good in short turns on ice, but a bit more versatile for different snow conditions. Apart from being 76 mm, Fischer seems a bit more GS-oriented, but I did not have a chance to test it. Thanks!

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