Skiing – from a practical means of getting around to an international trend sport
Skiing is a popular and also very traditional winter sport. It ensures an intense release of endorphins and, as a result, combines fun in the great outdoors with physical effort. Whereas the first skis were used by the Norwegians back in the 18th century as an effective way of getting about, this innovative form of getting from one place to another – skiing – turned into a popular sport for the masses which can today be found in over 5,000 ski areas.
Josef Fischer, the founder of Fischer Sports GmbH, recognized this trend back in 1924 and began to make rack wagons, toboggans and some skis in his barn. 90 years later, Fischer is a group of companies operating on an international scale. Fischer has retained its identity as a family business to this day and is successful on an international scale through a symbiosis of tradition, pioneering spirit and high-tech.
Many of the world's best skiers are supported by Fischer and regularly take part in competitions such as the Alpine Ski World Cup, Europa Cup and major events such as World Championships and Olympics.
Skiing with the technology of the pros
The CURV takes skiing to a new level: think of a freshly groomed slope in the morning. Like a train on a track. Gliding, drifting, pure adrenaline, total power and full concentration – in every turn. The snow crunches, the edges burn – the perfect curve. But what is the perfect curve? What makes it stand out and how do skis have to be designed to experience perfect curve performance?
These were questions the two skiing legends Hans Knauss and Mike von Grüningen had in mind when developing the CURV. Extremely close to the professional equipment from the World Cup but still suitable for the slopes – the CURV makes extreme performance manageable with a high-quality technology package: Triple Radius enables previously unattained dynamic turns, the Progressive Sidecut concept means the ski has the optimum dimensions for the preferred skiing style and the DIAGOTEXTM carbon laminate which is known from racing makes sure that torsion is perfect every time when cornering.
The two-section Curv Booster plate makes cornering extremely quick and ensures optimum power transfer. This makes every turn simply breathtaking!
Whereas in the early days of Alpine skiing, heavy hiking boots made of robust leather used to be mounted on the skis, you can now choose from a wide variety of different ski boot models. Whether it is for the racer looking for direct control and aggressive performance, the freerider, whose ski boots should not only have optimum power transfer but also allow climbing, or the ski tourer who counts above all on light weight with touring ski boots.
Beside the type of ski boot and the quality of the equipment, the fit also plays a key role when selecting the optimum boot. With Vacuum Fit, Fischer already launched a system in 2011 which enables ski boots to be adapted to the skier's feet within minutes. Fischer will revolutionize this technology once again starting with the 17I18 season, paving the way for the next generation of optimum ski boot fitting.
Innovative technologies perfect the interplay of feet and ski boots
A high-tech concept developed by Fischer raises the interplay of three top technologies to a whole new level and makes it a unique way of achieving the optimum fit of the ski boot.To guarantee maximum individuality when determining the right ski boot, an exact 3D scan of the feet is carried out at the beginning of the VACUUM process.
This means that not only the length and width but also the complete shape of the foot is precisely determined. Should any adaptation of the ski boot be required, one of the two fitting technologies VACUUM ZONE FIT or VACUUM FULL FIT is chosen depending on the basic fit. The VACUUM ZONE FIT process enables an uncompromisingly efficient fitting of the shell to the individual anatomy of the foot – exactly where it is needed. VACUUM FULL FIT enables a complete fitting of the shell – for maximum individuality and fitting.
Ski Gear and Ski Apparel
In addition to skis and ski boots there are other pieces of equipment and accessories which round off your gear:
- Ski poles: the focus here is on length, weight and shape. Here too, Fischer offers the right poles for every type of skier – touring poles, children's poles, women's poles, for racing, piste or deep snow use.
- Ski helmet and ski goggles: elementary skiing equipment for the safety of the skier.
- Ski backpack: an important part of skiing kit for all for all freeriders and ski tourers.
- Ski case and ski bag: a ski case and ski bag are extremely useful and help you to look after your skis and boots properly after use and prolong service life.
Fischer also offers the all-round package for ski apparel: technical underwear, ski socks, ski gloves, ski pants and ski jackets protect you in cold and wet conditions.