The new The Curv 105 W utilizes the same shell mold as last year's My Curv women's medium boot, but that is where the similarities end. The Curv 105 W incorporates new shell material, and entirely new liner and new shell hardware. The last time we tested the My Curv 110 it was one of our test team's favorite All-Mountain boots for its even, customizable fit, its progressive flex feel and dialed stance angles. They liked the way this boot skied through a variety of terrain and in every turn radius. We're excited to test this new and improved version of one of our favorite Fischer women's boots.
Testers felt that the stock, non-Vacuumed fit was on the roomy side of the narrow fit group, but they suggested it might be snugged up with a high-pressure Vacuum molding session. They liked the new liner's, pre-shaped 3-D ankle pockets, and of the flex-stabilizing inlaid composite panel on the lower shell's medial side, one tester said this boot had the most consistent-feeling flex of the test for her. Testers did mention that the out-of-box calf fit was tighter than the general tension of the lower boot.
Testers liked the stock stance angles of the My Curve 110—this was a marked improvement over testers' take on Fischer's narrow women's boots of the past. Lively and full of energy with snappy, crisp transitions is how one tester described it. Another commented that turn initiation was effortless. Testers thought it was a fine All-Mountain boot for virtually any skier, from intermediate to expert.
The Curv boots are all built on a platform of thinner shell walls where wrapping and compliance is needed and thicker shell walls where stability and power is maintained--for a total reduction in weight over former models in the Fischer line-up. All are designed on almost 30,000 foot scans to determine the best three models to offer all skiers an anatomical fit that suits their foot and leg volume. 115-flex The Curv models for women offer cam-buckle style power straps, with softer models outfitted with Velcro. All The Curv boots, men's and women's, come mounted with GripWalk soles.
While we didn't custom test Fischer Vacuum Full Fit boots at last year's test using Fischer's complete fit station, our previous tests have shown this to be an effective fitting and stance alignment tool. We did, however, perform Vacuum Zone Fit customization of the lower boot with Fischer's cool, adhesive heating pads, and testers agreed that it was a very effective way to make spot expansions using the skier's own foot in the boot as the press.