Test / Review Ski Fischer RC4 Superior RC

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The Fischer RC4 Superior RC is a Race carver for everyone. The brand has made the wide open turns accessible for everyone thanks to this model. From those willing to keep on improving their skiing technique through Race skis (and are just starting to use them) to those with countless hours under their feet and a more than two decade-old wedeln technique, the Fischer RC4 Superior RC is a very good option.

The profile is a bit “narrow” with 114 mm in the tail but with a decent waist of 69 mm. The tail is just under the hundred milimeter figure, counting just 98 mm. A ski with this profile is maneuverable for sure. At 170 cm, the radius figure stands at 17 m. The size offering for the Fischer RC4 Superior RC goes from 160 cm to 180 cm covering all skiers willing to taste the Fischer Race experience.

Fischer RC4 Superior RC © Fischer Sports GmbH

Fischer RC4 Superior RC
© Fischer Sports GmbH

As of technologies, Fischer uses, as in the superior models, a sandwich construction consisting of a woodcore, metal layer cover, synthetic fibre and sintered base for the bottom layer. The main differences are found in the woodcore distribution, metal layer thickness, fiber use and last but not least, the binding-plate interface.

In the Fischer RC4 Superior RC, the brand is using the Powerrail system for the binding-plate interface. It is one of the simplest plate interfaces yet very effective, comfortable to adjust with no tools needed and thought for a tough use. A pair of screws attach the plate to the ski, while the other three pairs guide the ski through a pre-drilled rails, allowing the ski to freely bend while at the same time transmits all the power to the ski.

Aside from the common technologies in the Race range the Fischer RC4 Superior RC incorporates the On-Piste Rocker Technology. A small segment behind the tip of the ski is slightly bent upwards. When flat, there is no noticeable benefit, but once we incline the ski it is easier to turn engaging the edge sooner.

All in all, the Fischer RC4 Superior RC has all the goodies from a major brand like Fischer, and at the same time it is not a very demanding Race ski, at a contained price.


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