Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011

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Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011: Head out to the backcountry and fall in love with the Fischer Watea 101 Skis. Built with a Powder hull for precision and speed, and I-Beam construction for stability, the Fischer Watea 101 Skis will support you through any and all of your skiing adventures.

Product Details

Shape

The flat tail is perfect for conquering the whole mountain and maintaining speed

Traditional camber construction provides added stability and edge hold on hardpack

Early rise tip and tail provides added float in the soft stuff

Construction

The Powder Hull: the ski shovel for an awesome freeride feeling – direct from speedboat engineering. It drives through the snow, pushing it to the side like the bow and hull of a boat in water, for maximum maneuverability, faster skiing, more precise guidance, plus better float and faster turns.

Flex

Sandwich Sidewall I-Beam construction: Carbon fiber I-Beam embedded in a milled wood core. The improved torsion and stability stands up to the toughest of situations

Binding Compatibility

Recommend Fischer X 13 FAT 115 Binding DIN 4-13

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Swallow Tail
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 172 182 192
Tip Width (mm) 134
Waist Width (mm) 101
Tail Width (mm) 124

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Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (6)
  • Great flotation (6)
  • Good grip (5)
  • Smooth ride (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (6)
  • Powder skiing (5)
  • Groomed terrain (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Excellent in ice and really wet snow

By 

from Skowhegan, ME

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

    I bought these mid-season 20111-2012. I ski in the East, primarily Sugarloaf. The conditions I ski in are usually icy with a nice layer of snow over the ice. This year has been crazy (in a not so good way). I've loved every turn in these anyway. They turn beautifully, the edges get into what little snow exists and they were great at plowing through the heavy crud this past weekend. I like groomers but not much was groomed this past weekend (March). I took them down some moguls, which I usually hate, but didn't mind. The skis were great through them. A number of trails were in a pre-mogul state, ungroomed with little mounds everywhere but you can't get normal turns. I hate these but with these skis I just lean back and coast over all the crud. It was actually enjoyable! I love to go fast and these are surprisingly fast. They were great on the few trails that were groomed. I really can't say enough about them. Oh yeah, I love the faux wood grain!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Big Mountain Bombers!

    By 

    from B-Town

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

      These babies fly and are super stable at high speed. The float is not as much as I thought they would be but they plow through crud really well. They carve well too! All mountain ski and really excel at top speed with an aggressive skier pushing them to the limit. Pretty light and responsive in tight spaces.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By 

      from Big Sky

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Moguls
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

        Awesome. Rip GS turns or blow through powder and trees. Does well in bumps, too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love my Wateas!

        By 

        from SF Bay Area

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

        Great skis!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love the Watea

        By 

        from Maryland, but Ski out West

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

            Ride great, turn great, responsive, and look amazing

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Huge Grin Factor

            By 

            from Bedford NH

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Crud cut up pow
              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Moguls
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

              I bought the Watea 101 for alpine touring but have not had much snow in the east yet. Brought them to Jackson Hole and skied deep pow, tracked pow, trees and high speed groomers and these boards rocked it all. You give up some floatation compared to a full on powder ski but make it all up the trees, bumps and high speed GS turns. It could get on edge and hold with way more stability than I expected. I'm 5'9" 170lbs and got the 172cm for the east, but woud go longer for out west

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              • No
               
              5.0

              A blast, on or off the groomers.

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Great Flotation
              • Smooth Ride
              • Stable at speed

              Cons

              • Grip tape logos

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Fischer Watea 101 Skis 2011:

              I bought these skis for the diverse terrain in the Pacific Northwest - but now I take them everywhere!

              On the groomers:

              Very responsive ski, keeping in mind that they are 101mm waists, it is surpising how well they handle. At speed they're incredibly stable, noting that the Carbon Fiber i-beams actually work incredibly well. Not to mention there is enough of a twin tip to ride backwards.

              Choppy Conditions:

              This is where I noticed the "powder hull" design the most. I'll be honest, at first I didn't think it was going to make a difference, but this is where it paid off. Instead of your tips lifting when hitting choppy snow, the "hull" cuts the chop better, and keeps you in control. You can call it marketing nonsense, but it does work, and well. When the powder becomes tracked out on the ski hill, not to fear, these skis are like rockets on the choppy terrain.

              Powder:

              They float. I don't know what else one might expect from a pair of skis with a 101mm waist. Enough floatation to land off big cliffs and keep on skiing without getting stuck in the bomb hole.
              Does the "powder hull" increase the floatation in the powder? I am not sure, but who cares about something like that when you're skiing powder. Am I right?

              You can spend more on other skis, but why? These skis are a blast.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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