For veteran manufacturers like Fischer, it’s becoming pretty easy to build a race ski that’s below the minimum weight allowed by the ISMF. Since weights cannot get any lower, durability and downhill performance are the focus now. The AlpAttack Carbon is an exciting race ski from the Austrians. At first glance it looks a lot like the previous AlpAttack, but rest assured it’s not the same ski. The tip has been reshaped to improve carving and planing ability. Updated geometry promotes hook-free turning, helping the skis to stay quiet and stable under foot. A bit more camber was added to give the ski a wild amount of energy without being overbearing. The tapered tail is raised just enough to release easily from turns but not enough to compromise the scalpel-like carving for which the AlpAttack is known. Not only is the AlpAttack Carbon the fastest way to the top, it’s now one of the fastest down.
- Aeroshape topsheet sheds snow, ensuring that your skis start and end a climb at the same weight.
- Re-shaped tip offers enough rocker to make it one of the better floating race skis on the market.
- AirTec core is milled Paulownia that is 25% lighter without sacrificing torsional stability or flex.
- Tapered tail releases from turns and makes booter-transitions smooth as butter.
- Longitudinal carbon stringers promote rebound, pop, and extra strength.
- Titanal plates in the binding area hold fast.
|Lengths (cm)||151, 161|
|Weight (pair)||1344g 
||Camber and a half, early rise tip, and slightly lifted/tapered tail|
||Geometric tip, short-to-medium radius, squared tail|
||Paulownia wood with AirTec channels|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Aeroshape topsheet sheds snow|
|Bottom Line||Precision, float, and energy all in one|
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Questions & Reviews
I'm thinking about the Movement Race 71s, but these caught my eye. I've not skied many of the smaller race skis (except one lap on a set of Voile WSPs) so have a hard time telling how big of a difference those 6mm will make.
The titanal plates under the bindings are very thick and strong, such that mounting bindings takes awhile, but should have no pull out issues.
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