Fischer Big Stix 122 Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 16, 2015
Fischer Big Stix 122 Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
78
Responsiveness
6
Stability
7
Float
10
Firm Snow Survival
4
Forgiveness
6
Value
5

The Good

  • Excellent float
  • Plows through chop
  • Good stability, especially in mid-radius turns

The Bad

  • This is a lot of ski
  • Feels sluggish compared to narrower models
  • Not playful
THE VERDICT
The Fischer Big Stix 122 is a very big board for very big days. It is overkill on anything less.
FULL REVIEW

The Fischer Big Stix, with its girth-busting width and gradual tip rocker, featured some of the best flat out floatation of any ski we tested. It felt like a pair of pontoons surfing the powder, and loved to make medium radius turns like it was plowing through a boat’s wake. Stable at speed, and easy to steer through the crud and mank, it can absolutely eat up off-piste terrain for strong skiers who like to surf through the powder.

It does take some committment to bring these boards around, and they are definitely not the most jib-friendly, quickly responsive skis in this category. Recommended for cat-skiing or backcountry days when the snow is deep, it’s hard to imagine skiing these lift-served on a regular basis, except for on those new storm days when patrol is throwing bombs and dropping ropes.

 


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MSRP
$900.00
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