The Fischer Transalp 88 hits the sweet spot in width, weight, price, and skiability. The 88mm waist is the sweet spot for do-it-all backcountry skis. The 1215 gram weight  is the sweet spot for up versus downhill performance. The $600 price tag is the sweet spot for affordable quality. The rockered tip on an excellent carving ski is the sweet spot for fun. Kudos to Fischer on a sweet ski that really hits the spot.
* Please note the 156 length has the 2014/15 graphics.
|Lengths (cm)||156, 163, 170, 177, 184|
|Weight (pair)||2210g 
|Turn Radius||16.5m 
|Skin Fix||Z-hook tips, flat tail|
|Profile||Tour rocker (~250mm) with camber underneath|
|Shape||Medium radius with fish tip and pintail|
|Construction||Cap w/ Air Tech grooves|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All mountain touring|
|Notes||Curved topsheet sheds snow|
|Bottom Line||Impressive ski at a great price|