Fischer Motive 80 (2016)

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Price: $
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 80
Tip/Tail/Waist: 122-80-110
Lengths: 161,168,175,182

The Motive 80 is a carving-focused ski that is designed to also hold its own outside of the groomers, squeezing it into the all mountain category. Its 122 mm tip and 80 mm waist are relatively similar to a race ski, but intended to be just wide enough to plow through powder and other varied terrain. The ski’s Air Tec core is also said to be 25% lighter than before, Fischer’s attempt to make this ski more versatile and playful than a stiff, heavy carving ski. For something similar but a bit wider from Fischer, check out the Motive 86 Ti and Motive 95. And for something similar but a bit skinnier, check out the Motive 76 and Motive 74. This ski is part of Fischer’s Motive series, which specializes in all mountain skis intended for any terrain. All Mountain Rocker is designed to lift tips up and over powder and other varied terrain for a smooth and powerful ride. This is perhaps the most versatile series Fischer has to offer, and it might be your best bet from the brand if you’re looking for one ski to last you throughout the season on a variety of terrain. Fischer, based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, was founded in 1923. Its U.S. headquarters are in Auburn, N.H.