Fischer RC4

1976-ad-fischer-01This advertisement from Fischer really brings things together for 1976. There’s the man, the Kaiser, in the yellow suit with the red helmet and white stripe; it’s the Olympic downhill run, everyone saw that run; and he’s on the skis, you can see them, and wait, here they are. For many skiers, the deal was done, they just needed to get down to Andel’s Sport Haus and pick them up.

If none of this means anything, try watching Franz Klammer’s 1976 Olympic downhill run in Innsbruck:

Unforgettable, amazing and insane. And because of that, here are the skis:

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The Fischer C4 Competition

The top of the Cut 66 line is the Fischer C4 Competition ($200), a computer-designed racer. This metal-glass sandwich ski, built on a core of laminated okoume and ash, is an all-out speed machine: firm in flex and torsion, well-balanced and with an energy-storing tail for those quick, tail-pressured explosions of speed between gates.

For expert recreational skiers, the Competition is supplied in a combi sidecut (halfway between slalom and giant slalom), ideal for NASTAR racing. For serious racers, it’s also available in slalom, GS and downhill versions. There’s also a junior model, the Junior Comp ($135). All skis from Fischer sport a modernistic three-color cosmetic treatment this season.

The “Cut” numbers refer to the waist width of skis 160 cm. in length. Generally , the higher the cut number, the wider-and shorter-the ski. Purpose: to preserve bearing surface area and stability in shorter lengths.

The 1976-1977 Fischer Ski Line:

Fischer C4 Comp
Fischer C4 Racing
Fischer Cut 70 Nair
Fischer Cut 70 Prime
Fischer Futura Super
Fischer Cut 70 Azur
Fischer Futura Rounder
Fischer Cut 70 Joy
Fischer Futura Glass
Fischer C4 Free
Fischer Futura Boss
$200
$170
$185
$160
$160
$135
$135
$110
$110
$195
$185
Racing Skis
Racing Skis
High-Performance Recreational Skis
High-Performance Recreational Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Freestyle / Mogul Skis
Freestyle / Mogul Skis

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