Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

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Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by FrenchFred » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:54 pm

Hy all,

I try to find some informations on these skis but it seems like nobody ski them ou make a review !
Any tests on these ski ?

Thanks
Fred

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Re: Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by Woodserson » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:40 am

FrenchFred wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Hy all,

I try to find some informations on these skis but it seems like nobody ski them ou make a review !
Any tests on these ski ?

Thanks
Fred
There is a short conversation here about them and my thoughts... http://telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f ... +68#p27818

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Re: Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by FrenchFred » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 pm

OK...

In fact I'm surching a ski that can go well on hard pack in the groomed classic tracks and of course of tracks !
If we can turn with them nicely and softly, that could be nice.

Asnes Amundsen ?
Rossignol BC 65 ?
Fisher E99 ?

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Re: Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by Woodserson » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:35 am

Fischer E-99 Yes, a great classic ski. Fits in the track, makes nice buttery turns with effort and skill. A favorite of mine and others on this forum, and easy to find.

Rossignol BC65 Yes, but E-99 better

Asnes Amundsen Yes, but more for polar travel, not very turny.

Other suggestions: Asnes Borge Ousland BC, made for tracks and turning.

The Gamme 54 just barely fits in track, not super pleasant but it works, kind of. I prefer my E-99 in a track before the Gamme 54 but the Gamme 54 is a better long distance BC ski.

The "fit in the track" AND ALSO "turn" are very difficult to get right without sacrificing something on either side. You should think about two skis-- a track ski and also a turning ski.

For instance, an Asnes MountainTouring51 for tracks and long distance maybe out of tracks (bad for turning), and a FT62 or Rabb68 for turning (bad for flat distances). Or, if you want some turning but also long distance travel but can stay mostly out of tracks, a Gamme 54, which is an amazing long distance ski that also turns with some skill.

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Re: Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by FrenchFred » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:25 pm

Great !
Thanks for your help !
I know that turns and "fit in the track" is almost impossible...
E99 seems to be a great ski, I don't notice the Asnes Borge Ousland BC.
I have to try them if possible.

Thanks
Fred

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Re: Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by Woodserson » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:24 pm

FrenchFred wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Great !
Thanks for your help !
I know that turns and "fit in the track" is almost impossible...
E99 seems to be a great ski, I don't notice the Asnes Borge Ousland BC.
I have to try them if possible.

Thanks
Fred
If you get to try the Ousland please let us know what it's like!

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Re: Any review on Fischer Outback 68 ?

Post by Danylewich » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:24 am

@FrenchFred I am mulling over the same dilemma. Looking at Gamme 54 versus Borge Ousland. Have you tried the Ousland per chance or had any further thoughts? I've now got a pair of FT62s and am looking to complement with a 50% track 50% off track BC ski. I'm leaning to Ousland, Gamme sounds great but maybe a hint too wide for using 50% in groomed tracks.

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