Rating: 2.94 / 5
Waist Width: 95
Stability at speed: 3.46 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.29 / 5
Crud performance: 2.99 / 5
Flotation: 2.89 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.23 / 5
Overall: 2.94 / 5
Its No. 6 Overall Impression rating puts the Motive right in the mix of tester favorites. This widebody bruiser was most loved by our biggest, beefiest testers-guys who like to hammer. Here’s fatness without any compromise in edge power. Bring big quads and an aggressive attack. It makes you master of the whole mountain in everyday conditions and, with its width, an unstoppable force on powder days. Larsen: “No lack of beef. Ski it fast and you’ll be friends.”
NOTES: The Motive 95 Ti is an all mountain ski with dimensions designed for any day out on the hill. Its 132 mm tip and 95 mm waist (widest in the Motive series) are intended to rip through powder and other varied terrain like a big mountain ski, while also being just small enough to rip groomers on the not-so-deep days like a carving ski. Its 19 m radius (at 180 cm) is also designed to allow wide-open turns no matter what the conditions are. Air Tec Ti core is intended to lighten the ski for extra playfulness while keeping durability thanks to titanal strips throughout the ski. For something similar but a little more on-piste focused, check out the Motive 86 Ti.
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.