Intermediate+ level all-mountain
skier Gijs' rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
"Versatility is what counts most in an all-mountain ski, a good performance in all kinds of snow. But since this category holds just about anything from 80 mm piste-oriented carving machines to 110 mm powder boards, the devil is in the details."
My favourite all-mountain skis:
1. Fischer Motive 86 Ti
2. Völkl Kendo
3. Dynastar Powertrack 89
To all my reviews
The Motive 86 has been around for a few years, but the implementation of AirTec cores in these all-mountain skis making them lighter and more responsive. Since then, this Fischer line-up has gained a lot of love all over the mountain. And rightly so: it is a very well-balanced ski. It has super grip on the steep and icy runs, it holds like a GS ski, all the way through the turn. In crud, skied-out powder and bumps this ski is predictable, stable and dependable.
A true gentleman
The fact that it is so dependable, makes it probably less appealing to adrenaline seekers. Maybe it’s an old-fashioned romantic with difficulties parting with the etiquettes. With its classic shape (not the square-ish tip shape that typifies the more powder-oriented skis or the tapered ones, that make skis easy to smear in deep snow) it makes for a really good companion if conditions get difficult and you need something to trust blindly. You don’t have to keep these skis in check, you don’t have to see where you are going: the Motive 86 will lead you to the other side of the snow storm. And at considerable speed, I might add.
Fischer about the Motive 86 Ti
"At home on the slopes but also guarantees outstanding performance away from them: Motive 86 Ti with Air Tec Ti technology. Saves weight without losing any performance", says Fischer. I would sugggest even better: it has GAINED performance.
Dynastar Powertrack 89: this ski would be a good alternative for lighter or less advances skiers.
Völkl Kendo: if you want something a bit more naughty, the Kendo is a good choice.