This ski sounds so good that I finally forced me to make a damn account for this website. However, I'm always a bit wary of skis that sound to good to be true. Could anyone touch on the possible downsides of this ski? For example...
1)How are the tails going to fare on landings from ~10ft airs?
2) Would the 19m sidecut be to short for mach-chicken, super-G style groomer runs?
3)Are they too light for high speed run outs in shitty snow?
4)Are the tails easy to break out to scrub speed or do they just want to carve?
EDIT: I'm 6'1 and around 170pounds and I'm looking at the 180
Welcome to Epicski! I skied 121 days at JH last season and was on the Motive95 for at least 2/3 of those days. The ski does well for me.
1. I never had a ski related problem when landing airs up to 10'. I don't do much that gets bigger than that so I couldn't say for bigger stuff.
2. I found the ski to be very stable in long turns at high speeds. I am not the fastest out there, but I am significantly faster than average. I had more trouble trying to get a really good short turn demo out of them. Short turns aren't my thing anyway and the ski makes nice short turns, provided that you aren't trying to force them really short.
3. The Motive95 has two sheets of metal. This gives a lot of dampening in shitty snow. Fischer also really nailed it with the early rise tip on that ski, that tip does not go down! I found the Motive95 to be very solid in long fast turns in manky snow on the Hobacks and Lower Faces.
4. The tails release well when I want them to, but I can also make some pretty good trenches when that is my goal. I must point out however that there has not been a ski built that I can't smear a turn on. I'm pretty accomplished as a skidder.
I'm 5'10" and around 180lbs. I ski the 180.
I hope this is helpful.