2015 Fischer S-Bound 98 Review S98

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Re: 2015 Fischer S-Bound 98 Review S98

Postby Woodserson » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:40 pm

I just used my EZ-Skins on my 98's today and it was great. I was skiing up a hiking/ski trail and there's not room to zig-zag and it would either be a herringbone of a mile or so, or throw on my EZ-Skins. I slapped them on and marched straight up the trail. They still slip just a bit and they allow the flats and downs to move along quicker than full skins which was very, very nice. I pooh-poohed these before and but no longer. Lightweight, easy, they work, and I can take them off without taking off the skis. Recommended.

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Re: 2015 Fischer S-Bound 98 Review S98

Postby aquamogal » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:47 pm

looking at the 2019 version of this ski I really want to tour and tele on a light set up. I got into this with a pair of 147 Hoks with 3 pin, scott excursions and asolo glissade 350. I want something with better glide that hok. I dig the feel of the glissade, I now have the bug. I really want a ski, binding, boot setup that fits with the Alpina Alaska or glissade, the scott exsursions are too heavy. So options are NNN BC, 3 pin cable. Doing backcoutry out the back door into the sand dunes for ups and downs and 12 miles of ungroomed trail .

I am 5'6 155lbs no gear, I guess 2 questions
1) if I go shorter than recommended will this help with less camber and make it turn better ?
2) I would like to start out with my asolo glissade 350 and 3 pin cable to see if i can turn the ski do you think its possible or just go with Alpina Alaska 75mm

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Re: 2015 Fischer S-Bound 98 Review S98

Postby lilcliffy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:28 pm

aquamogal wrote:I am 5'6 155lbs no gear, I guess 2 questions
1) if I go shorter than recommended will this help with less camber and make it turn better ?
2) I would like to start out with my asolo glissade 350 and 3 pin cable to see if i can turn the ski do you think its possible or just go with Alpina Alaska 75mm

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1) the shorter ski will not have less camber (at least not based on my definition of camber)- but, you will certainly be able to squash, flex and pressure the camber of the shorter ski- making them easier to turn. The flipside is that with a less effective "wax"/traction pocket they will be slower and offer less effective XC glide.

2) I would definitely try them with the Glissade if you like the fit and feel of that boot. I honestly doubt that the Alaska 75 would be much different- the Alaska 75 has a very soft floppy sole, though it might lace up higher than the Glissade. (I actually find the Alaska NNNBC much more supportive than the 75mm version.)
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Re: 2015 Fischer S-Bound 98 Review S98

Postby fisheater » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:29 am

I would not go shorter on Sbound skis. They turn nicely, and the disadvantage would be more scale drag on glide.


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