Fischer Country Crown
I rented these at REI my first year cross-country skiing and was surprised at how well they handled! I ski a mix of XC ski centers and state parks. I used these at a ski touring center and found them to be pretty decent gliding, and they also did surprisingly well off-track in deeper snow.
In-track I found them to be very fast and off-track in deeper powder (8") they floated well due to their flexible tips. They did get a little squirrely on icier sections of walking and snowmobile paths, but overall not a bad backcountry ski.
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Year after year, the Country Crown remains one of Fischer's best sellers. Skiers of all abilities can enjoy both in and out-of-track skiing with this versatile, durable, and easy-gliding skis. Pictured with bindings; bindings not included. Air-channeled wood core is tough and durable Sintered Sintec base accepts hot waxing for improved glide and is more durable than extruded bases Premium Crown: Fischer's often emulated crown waxless base is refined this year to optimize grip and glide Sizing: 180 cm 80 - 110 lbs; 185 cm 100 -120 lbs; 190 cm 110 - 140 lbs; 195 cm 125 - 160 lbs; 200 cm 145 - 180 lbs; 205 cm 165 - 200 lbs; 210 cm 180+ lbs
If your sights are set on snow-covered country that has yet to see a ski track, step onto the Fischer Country Crown Ski for lightweight off-trail performance. Featuring a Premium Crown for powerful kicks and Ultra Tuning for optimum gliding, the Country Crown is most at home making tracks where few have gone before.
The Fischer BC Country Crown skis will take you off the groomed trails and on your way to exploring untracked terrain through the forest. Moderate sidecut makes these skis very easy to steer in both tracked and untracked terrain. Air channels integrated into the fiberglass wood core save weight over a pure wood core. Premium Crown features less-aggressive Single Crown in the front and rear, and dual-cut Double Crown in the middle for a powerful kick with optimum glide. PowerEdge construction provides lateral reinforcement for edge durability and optimal power transfer. Sintec sintered bases feature a graphite composition for good glide in most conditions. Offset base structure makes the Fischer BC Country Crown skis fast and suitable for gliding in all types of snow.
The trusty partner away from the tracks and trails is ready for action. With Sintec base for all conditions, Fischer's Country Crown Skis are the perfect choice for perfect adventures. Crown model with Premium Crown.