Fischer Pro MTN 86 TI (2017) - Ski Mag

Fischer Pro MTN 86 TI (2017)

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Rating: 2.20 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2017
Level:
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 86
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128-86-116
Lengths: 161, 168, 175, 182

Stability at speed: 2.55 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.51 / 5
Crud performance: 2.16 / 5
Flotation: 2.33 / 5
Forgiveness: 1.56 / 5
Overall: 2.20 / 5

Likely a top-seller for Fischer, the new Pro Mtn 86 Ti-heir to the much-admired Motive 86 Ti-aims for everyday all-mountain versatility. As with the flagship-model 95 Ti, Fischer gives you a choice of flavors in this width category: the precise, carve-ready Pro Mtn 86 Ti, or the surfy, smeary Ranger 90 Ti. The Pro Mtn series, new to Fischer in 2017 (and replacing the Motive series of all-mountain skis), consists of six models ranging in width from 95 mm (the flagship Pro Mtn 95) down to 74 mm waist (the value-priced Pro Mtn 74). The metal-reinforced top three models-the 95 Ti, 86 Ti, and 80 Ti-are sold flat (no binding); the lower three models-80, 77 and 74-are sold as systems (with binding). The top three models get all the key features: sturdy laminate construction with vertical sidewalls (for strength, edge-power, and durability); two sheets of metal (for high-speed calm and torsional rigidity; Fischer mills a relief pattern into the top sheet to cut weight); AirTec Ti core (air channels are milled into the wood core, also to save weight). Fischer's Razorshape profile gives the Pro Mtn an interesting look: The top corners of the ski are beveled to cut weight without sacrificing torsional stiffness (twist resistance). Carbon is inserted tip and tail to reduce swing weight and increase durability. All models are also rockered tip and tail, which smooths terrain shocks and enhances flotation and pivotability). The lower three models have no metal and no carbon-fiber inserts, to make them both less-expensive and more manageable. Family-owned Fischer Skis is based in Reid, Austria, where all its skis (and many of those of other brands) are built. Fischer says its factory in Reid is the second largest manufacturer of skis in the world. -J.C.

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