The quality of this build is noticeable and amazing,” said one tester about Fischer’s Nightstick. “Stiff, reactive, amazingly stable for big jumps and landings, awesome pop, durable construction, carves well at speed and skis switch nicely.” How’s that for all bases covered? To create that rockin’ blend of performance, Fischer draws upon sandwich sidewalls and full camber for max energy transmission. Poplar wood balances weight savings, dampening and spring, while beech wood and a sheet of metal up the torsional strength. Carbon inlays yield lightweight strengthening and more pop and a symmetrical shape equals easy transitions between forward and switch riding. Durable edges and topsheet material round out the package. To date, it’s the only ski that boasts Olympic slopestyle gold on its resume.