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.

Characteristics

PlayfulStable
ForgivingPunishing
LivelyDamp
SkiddingCarving
Low speedHigh speed
Short turnLong turn
Soft snowHard snow

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