Brand new to the Watea series the Watea 88 is a pure one-ski quiver for advanced to expert level skiers who prefer to split time evenly between on and off trail skiing. At 88mm underfoot the Watea 88 certainly has the width to handle crud, crust, and lighter powder days while still retaining the edge to edge quickness needed for strong and clean response on hard packed and groomed snow as well. By sticking to a larger turn radius and a poppy full wood core the Watea 88 is comfortable railing high speed giant slalom style turns with the energy and nimble nature to slam fall line turns in tighter areas like trees or bumps. Based around traditional sandwich sidewall construction, proven over the years to develop the best stability and edge hold for aggressive skiing, combined with Carbon I-Beam, integrated into the core for enhanced stability and control, the Watea 88 has so much edge hold and power it will grip at any speed on any terrain for a stable and controlled feel all over the mountain. To help the 88mm waist perform even better while off piste the Watea 88 gets Freeski Rocker, tip and tail rocker with camber underfoot, to give the ski better flotation and the ability to smear and slide turns as well as making for easier turn initiation all over the mountain. The Watea 88 is also the first Watea ski with the Powder Hull, a reinforced tip that provides better float because the tip can plane above the snow more easily as well as track and turn with less effort. A perfect blend between old quality and modern technology and shaping the Watea 88 is great everyday ski for the aggressive all mountain skier.
Sandwich Sidewall Construction - Great Edge Grip, Stability, And Durability
Carbon I-Beam - Integrated Into The Core For Added Stability And Power
Full Wood Core - Great Pop And Liveliness
Powder Hull - Drives Through Snow Like A Boat Hull For Better Float, Tracking, And Turning
Freeski Rocker - Tip And Tail Rocker With Camber Creates Great Soft Snow Performance And Easier Turn Initiation Ever
Hey, this is Thom. I'm here with the Fischer Watea 88. This thing gets 4/5 stars. Super stable, effortless to get into edge for 88 underfoot this thing is fast side to side. Its forgiving that you can put anywhere from that solid intermediate that is looking to step up their all mountain game or even that even more casual advanced skier. But even for a bigger more aggressive guy like me, I was standing on it with everything I had and it just didn't waver just really smooth. The only thing it lacks is a little pop to the finish of the turn, but any body looking for a predictable all mountain enjoyability. It's right here.
Hi, Trey here. I just got off of Fischers Watea 88. I'm giving this ski 5/5 stars. I thought I was skiing on a much narrower ski. I was shocked to find out it was almost 90 underfoot. It's very quick edge to edge, very stable. It's kind of frozen out here right now and it totally made it feel like it was that hero snow. Where you just ski effortlessly, didn't think about a thing. It can turn quick short pretty much do everything good, solid advanced intermediate through a casual expert skier is going to love this ski.
I am Steve. I just got off the Fischer Watea 88. This ski is a little wider than the 84. I kind of like the 84, if you are going to ski on more hard pack conditions and groomers. If you are going to ski a little more out west this would also be probably a better ski for you. I give it 4/5 stars, I really liked how well it held edge. It was very smooth and in turns although the turns were very wide open turns if you like shorter turns. I would probably go to 84 version of the ski, but it had really easy transition, very smooth, made it very easy to ski down the hill. Would also be great if we got a little powder, it's got some rocker in the tip to help you when conditions get a little softer and more powdery. So this is a really good ski for that kind of person who wants something very versatile for both groomers and light powder conditions.
This is Hans, with the Watea 88 from Fischer. This is a great ski to do anything, with 88 underneath the foot it carves really well. If you keep you feet apart it is a slight twin tip ski you can actually go and play in the park a little bit. I give this ski a 4/5 and it's definitely designed for your advanced expert skier.
Hi, this is Jeff. Here with the Watea 88 from Fischer. This ski is a blast to ride as long as you let it wide open and just go you can have a ball. It's not really going to like the short so much that's not what it's designed for. This is going to be a solid expert ski. You know gearing itself more toward a higher end skier. Somebody who's going to be able to actually put it to it's limit's. It's a really really fun ski you can see vertical stacked sidewall so It's going to great torsional stability. Great edge hold and on a day like today we've got some groomer conditions. It's a lot of fun, back bowls, trees, whatever you want to throw at it this ski is going to be a great time. I would give a good solid 4/5 stars.
Hi, I'm Kevin. I just got off the Fischer Watea 88. I thought this was an overall good ski. I give it 3 and 1/2 out of 5 stars. It's very predictable, a little bit wider than the 84, little more rocker so it's going to be a little bit more of a versitile ski. If you tend to spend 50% of your time ungroomed; 50% of the time groomed this would be a good ski for ya. Really solid edge grip, really smooth on edge, just like most Fischer's are definitely not poppy. It's smooth, easy escape to ski but it's not going to toss you into the next turn like some of the other skis out there but all in all very predictable good skiing ski.