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Fischer's Carbonlite Rollerski headlines six rollerski models

Tue, Jun  2, 2015 - By Mike Muha

Fischer's six rollerski models are headlined by the new Carbonlite Skate and Carbonlite Classic models. The two Carbonlite roller skis share an "Air Core Composite" frame, similar to skis. The frame is supposed to absorb vibrations better than an aluminum frame. NNN or Solomon bindings can be mounted on the frame. The forks on the Skate model drop the frame slightly, providing a lower center of gravity at the expense of smaller ground clearance. To adjust, the Carbonlite Skate comes with a tapered "Razor Sharp Base" that provides more ground clearance when the ski is one edge at the end of a skate push.

Carbonlite Air Core Composite

Fischer air core composite rollerski frameThe newly developed Air Core Composite frame is used for both the Carbonlite Skate and the Carbonlite Classsic models. Fischer claims that by using the same high-class materials and special processes used in ski making, the Air Core Composite frame offers a unique, ski-like feel. Fischer says the frame construction "optimally absorbs the vibrations which occur while in use, giving you smooth performance every time."

 

Carbonlite Skate Razor Shape Base

Fischer razor shape rollerski baseThe unique frame geometry of the Carbonlite Skate with integrated Razor Shape Base ensures sufficient space above the ground, even if the kick angle is extreme.

The next two models in the line, the RC7 Skate NIS and RC7 Classic NIS, feature an aluminum frame and are pre-mounted with a Xcelerator NIS Mounting Plate. The roller skis are both shorter than the Carbonlite models, making them more maneuverable, stable and simply easier to ski. These skis would be a better choice than the Carbonlites for someone just starting to rollerski or someone who wants a more controllable ride.

The final two skis are for juniors: the Junior Skate NIS and the Junior Combi NIS. Both are shorter than the adult RC7 models, and also include the Xcelerator NIS Mounting Plate. The Combi, obviously, is really a classic ski with just a little more ground clearance so that it can be put on edge while skating. What's interesting is that the Combi is shorter than the Junior Skate model.

Comparison of the Fischer Roller Ski line

You can easily see the difference in wheel, ground clearance and wheelbase (measured axle-to-axle) in the table below:

Rollerski ModelWheel diam. / WidthGround ClearanceBaseWheelbaseWheel TypeBearingsWeight per skiConstructionNotes
Carbonlite Skate 100/24mm 29mm Razor Shape 630mm medium 608 2RS 965g Air Core Composite No premounted plated, no holes
Carbonlite Classic 80/38mm 28mm Flat 745mm medium 608 2RS 1065g Air Core Composite Back wheel has reverse lock; No premounted plated, no holes
RC7 Skate NIS 100/24mm 40mm Flat 620mm medium 608 2RS 850g Reinforced Aluminum Premounted Xcelerator Mounting Plate. Predrilled sizes on the frame: 40, 43 (mounted) , 46
RC7 Classic NIS 80/38mm 28mm Flat 700mm medium 608 2RS 990g Reinforced Aluminum Back wheel has reverse lock; Premounted Xcelerator Mounting Plate. Predrilled sizes on the frame: 40, 43 (mounted) , 46
Junior Skate NIS 80/30mm 30mm Flat 530mm medium 608 2RS 730g Reinforced Aluminum Premounted Xcelerator Mounting Plate. Predrilled sizes on the frame: 37, 41 (mounted)
Junior Combi NIS 80/38mm 30mm Flat 500mm medium 608 2RS 880g Reinforced Aluminum Back wheel has reverse lock; Premounted Xcelerator Mounting Plate. Predrilled sizes on the frame: 37, 41 (mounted)

Where to buy?????

The Rollerski Shop carries the Carbonlite Skate, but not the classic. A search around Google found a couple vendors carrying the Carbonlite Classic. No one was carrying the CR7 or Junior rollerskis in the United States...but it looked like vendors in Europe might have them.

Photos of the Fischer Roller Ski line

Here's the full lineup of Fischer rollerskis. These are not to scale - even though the look the same length, their wheelbases range from 500mm to 745mm:

Fischer Carbonlite Skate Roller Ski

Carbonlite Skate

 

Fischer Carbonlite Classic Rollerski

 Carbonlite Classic

 

Fischer RC7 Skate NIS Rollerski

RC7 Skate NIS

 

 Fischer RC7 Classic NIS Rollerski

 RC7 Classic NIS

 

Fischer Junior Skate NIS Rollerski

 Junior Skate NIS

 

Fischer Junior Combi NIS Rollerski

 Junior Combi NIS