Gorgeous, how can the expert skier or racer not fall in love with the WC SL from Fischer. They are very much a one trick, specialist thoroughbred but that is why they are such good fun, provide huge feedback, control and liveliness. Riding a pair of the WC SL’s is how one could imagine being strapped to the back of a cheetah – rapid acceleration, alarmingly fast, super-naturally quick changes of direction and potent. The RC4 WC SL is the ski of choice for many club, national and international racers, they have a great feeling of quality and touch for the snow – as a benchmark ski it will only be a pleasure to try the new “Loch”” or “hole” variant with its light inertia tip and “swallowtail” rear.
Skireviews.co.uk rating: 95/100
Near perfect performance only slightly dampened by heavy but solid construction best suited to the powerfully built.
The manufacturer says this about the Fischer RC4 WC SL Skis 2008/09:
Hands down the Worldcup SL will make you faster. This ski is equipped with a wood core, sandwich construction, our fastest base, Titanal, Frequency Tuning, our Worldcup race plate, the latest shape from the World Cup, and a pure will to win. If we could figure out how to offer this ski with a seat belt we would.