Discovery

Fischer Discovery

Brand
Fischer
Model
Discovery
Category
Touring
Weight
1360 gr
Waist
91.6 mm
Tested length
177 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

8
6
5
5
6
Fri Flyt overall rating of Fischer Discovery:

7 / 10

Hard snow:
7 / 10
Soft snow:
6 / 10
Weight:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Fischer masters all ski constructions, and here they come with a touring ski with a carbon and fibreglass combination under the cap. The weight is very low. It doesn´t have taper, which makes the carving zone long. But the long sidecut radius in the front ski prevents the tips from getting too wide. No taper gives a long carve zone in relation to the length, with a long side cut radius in the front (29 meters). The back skis have considerably shorter radius (22 m). Rocker in the front, while the back skis have very high camber. The tail is also very stiff.

On snow:
Discovery´s competitive advantage is the light weight. It is fast enough edge-to-edge, but compared with the other skis in the test it is missing float, suppleness and stability. Having said that, the weight is so low that it is still a hot choice, especially for long trips. Maybe a little adjustment on the geometry would have made this super light construction a winner.


Discovery

Technical data:

Measured length
177 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 86556
Brand
Fischer
Model
Discovery
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
170, 184
Contact length
137 cm
Rocker tail
6 cm
Rocker nose
34 cm
Side cut
148 cm
Taper tail
12 cm
Taper tip
17 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
109.8 mm
Min waist width
91.6 mm
Max nose width
124.4 mm
Side cut radius
26.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14.6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1782 cm2
Weight
1360 gr
Relative weight
0.76 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
19 mm
Hight nose tip
64 mm
Angle tail tip
35°
Angle nose tip
31°
Height of camber
9 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.