Fischer Motive 80 Power Rail

2011

Men's All-Mountain
Fischer
Price: £599.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 122-80-110
Turn radius 17 (175)
Lengths 161, 168, 175, 182
Construction Sandwich sidewall construction
Dynamic grip control
Power rail
Strengths Easy to use, soft and agile. A genuine all- mountain ski.
Weaknesses Softness in the tip makes it harder for the shovel to grip in high-speed turns.

They say

We say

The new Motive attempts to deliver high performance, while still being easy to use. In general it’s a success, feeling light and nimble when making any turn-shape on the piste. It has good edge-hold, feeling particularly in its element when going for shorter turns. On long, high-speed turns, the soft shovel can start to feel less stable. But that flex does make life easier when getting into backcountry conditions.

Tester Comments

Lee Townend
A great ski - forgiving but versatile. Best for advanced skiers, rather than experts
Roddy Willis
Easy to carve on piste in smaller turns, perhaps a little too soft in the tip to power through crud