I bought this ski to replace my old atomics as my all mountain ski. I have skied them five days total and I have mostly stuck to the groomers because of early season conditions but they have been really great so far. These are exceptionally light and yet they are very stable at high speed. They are good in the crud and the choppy stuff and they handle like a dream. These will be a front runner in my arsenal for years to come.
I bought this ski recently and have about 20 days on it so far. I took it to Colorado, Utah, California and New York, so I've skied it in a range of conditions, from warm almost corn snow to sheets of ice to a few inches of powder. I've taken it on groomers, off-piste, and park, and it performs well anywhere. It's responsive, very light and handles any condition very well. I probably wouldn't take it out on a deep powder day, but I'm sure it would be fine then too. I couldn't be happier with a replacement for an all-mountain ski!
Best Answer:Truly any binding matching your skill level will work. The Maven's have a waist width of 88mm. We recommend using a binding with a brake width that is 5-10mm wider than the ski's waist width.
Typically though, the ski shop you take your equipment to be mounted should have a brake to fit if your purchase a binding with a smaller brake width than that of your skis.
looking for a ski for my 17 years son. Great skier- like to goof around, but also skis old world style with his dad- mostly skiing on the east coast but we do take a week out west every year. would you recommend this ski ? also what length he is 5'8" and about 145lbs
Best Answer:The Fischer Maven Skis are a good option for the East Coast skier. They have a modest 88mm waist and a shapely sidecut which will provide grip and hold on the hardpack. The Freeski Rocker technology will allow playfulness and lively pop for your son's desire to goof around. It's a very fun ski that is also technically sound, plus it's at a great price point.