The RC One 82 GT W is a precise all-mountain ski with strong carving capabilities and some versatility as well. Fischer builds this ski using a wood core, metal laminates, and their BAFATEX application in the tips and tails, which they refer to as turn zone. It's agile and maneuverable, but also has strong edge grip and stability at speed. That BAFATEX application and the Triple Radius Sidecut increases versatility compared to most skis that achieve this level of carving performance too, so you can rip some turns on trail then take it into the mogul field without feeling out of place. We were impressed by the RC One collection when we first got it on the men's side for 2020, and we're psyched to see the performance carried over to the women's side of things.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker
Groomers, All Mountain
Allison Ruschp tested the 159 cm length and described the RC One 82 GT as "light, agile, and strong!" High scores from Alli as well, with quickness/maneuverability, torsional stiffness/edge grip, and overall impression all earning 5 out of 5 scores. Stability wasn't far behind with a 4 out of 5. "I really enjoy these skis on groomers. I don't think I'd take them off trail much if I owned a pair, but I do think they'd perform well in moguls. Just doesn't have the width for deeper snow. On groomers I love the feel. Stable and strong, but also agile and energetic. For how much edge grip they have, it's relatively easy to release the tail edge too. I found myself making lots of different turn shapes and styles with relatively minimal effort."
That's really good feedback from Alli, and aligns perfectly with what we've found from testing the rest of the RC One collection. From the get go, we've been impressed with their stability and power on trail and how that's paired with versatility. They actually feel like they have a touch of freeride influence in their design, and a lot of that is coming from the BAFATEX in the tips and tails. Despite having a relatively stiff longitudinal flex, you can throw them side to side, slash turns, and get them to smear a lot more easily than you'd expect.
Overall, the RC One 82 GT is a great choice for advanced intermediates and above who spend most of their time on groomed slopes, but don't want to be limited to just groomers. The RC One 82 GT can hang with dedicated system carving skis when it comes to laying down carves on firm snow, but its versatility is far beyond that of a narrower ski with a binding that's picked way up off the snow surface.