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Fischer's RC4 GT are new additions to its front-side The Curv series and our testers were eager to see how they compared.
Level
Advanced
Terrain
Piste
Best for
Skilful skiers with a healthy budget - pricey at £830 but you get what you pay for.
Price
£830
Season
2017/18
lengths
168,175,182
Bindings?
Yes
Playfulness
10
Energy
9
Value
8
Edge hold
9
Stability
9
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
9
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Pretty much everything.
The name: Curv should be spelt with an 'e' and we're sticklers for grammar!

Fischer has introduced a GT version to its RC4 The Curv frontside ski collection for the new season, which adds an 80mm width to the previous 68-74mm options underfoot.

What first strikes you about the GTs is their gorgeous orange-red-black-grey semi-translucent topsheet, through which you can see a hint of the clever construction gubbins underneath.

The GTs use a diagonally woven carbon laminate called Diagotex that provides reinforcement and stiffness, while the titanium within them has been milled - essentially shaving the surface for a thinner piece of metal that saves weight but retains performance.

What you end up with is a World Cup-inspired ride that weighs in at 1950g per ski without the bindings, making them exceptionally light for frontside performance skis. That is apparent the minute you take them out of the rack and clip in.

Because of that, initial thoughts were that the GTs wouldn't be as stable as rival full-on frontside carvers, but that notion was dismissed inside a couple of turns.

The progressive sidecut allows you to bend the skis easily into turns and the GTs grip and carve with gusto.

While Fischer's focus may have been to add to its piste performance range, the GTs are actually pretty brilliant if taken off-piste - especially if you opt for the longest 182cm versions.

The lightweight design and relatively wide (for piste skis) sidecut means the GTs have surprisingly good float in soft snow and charge through just about everything else.