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2016 Fischer Motive 80 or 2016 Atomic Nomad Blackeye ti?? [6'3", 240 lbs]

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Hello, so I really need some help deciding on a new pair a skis this year.  I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 240 lbs.  I've been skiing for 8 years and would definitely consider myself an advanced intermediate.  Right now I'm on the Fischer Motive 76 (175cm) and as much as I love these skis, I feel like I'm over-powering them.  I really like the Fischer brand and would consider moving up to the Motive 80 since they come in a longer length, but then I'm noticing how great the Atomic Blackeyes look.  Does anybody have any experience with any of these skis and which one would you pick for a skier like me??  Thanks!

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I think the Motive 80 will not be a big step up form the 76. If you want to progress and if you will be skiing more chalenging terrain and at higher speeds, I would recommend the Motive 86 TI in stead, especially for someone your size. It has some metal, but is still forgiving enough to learn gradually. On the other hand, you can progress all the way to expert level on this ski.

 

As for the Blackeyes, I don't think they're particularly stable. In fact, I found them scary unstable at high speed. I generally don't get the attraction for this ski at all. It is very popular here in Europe, but I would recommend any other ski I ever skied over this one. This is just muy opinion, of course.

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I agree with Cheizz. I demoed the Motive 86 and thought it was a great ski, but a little short at 182 for me. I'm 6'7", 230 lb. Can't speak to the Blackeye. There are good deals to be found on the 86 right now.
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Make sure that you look for the 2014-2015 Motive 86 TI though, older models are a bit less energetic.

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What about the Fischer Motive 86 without the Ti.  Are they the same?  Like this one http://www.sierratradingpost.com/fischer-motive-alpine-skis-for-men~p~7274p/?filterString=s~fischer-motive%2F&colorFamily=99

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That's the 'old' version, still has TI though, but is less energetic. They added the "TI" to diferentiate the 2015 model form the older ones, not because the older ones diddn't have metal in them...

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I'm looking for something forgiving as an intermediate.  Does less enegergetic mean more forgiving and less likely to end up eating snow?

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I'm looking for something forgiving as an intermediate.  Does less enegergetic mean more forgiving and less likely to end up eating snow?

Not necessarily. See the review in the link. Full disclosure: This is my current ski as an advancing intermediate. But I could definitely feel more power and refinement in the Motive 86 Ti and liked it better than the other all-mountain 80ish Ti-type skis I demoed that day. The only other ski I liked enough to remember was the new E88, not surprising perhaps, but it uses basalt like the E83, not metal, in its layup.

http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/rossignol-experience-83-2013
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I think the Motive 80 will not be a big step up form the 76. If you want to progress and if you will be skiing more chalenging terrain and at higher speeds, I would recommend the Motive 86 TI in stead, especially for someone your size. It has some metal, but is still forgiving enough to learn gradually. On the other hand, you can progress all the way to expert level on this ski.

 

As for the Blackeyes, I don't think they're particularly stable. In fact, I found them scary unstable at high speed. I generally don't get the attraction for this ski at all. It is very popular here in Europe, but I would recommend any other ski I ever skied over this one. This is just muy opinion, of course.


I know it is an old topic, but if you are still around , can you possibly remember if you have tested the Blackeye 2014,2015 or 2016 ti or not ti... I'm asking this because I found some european based tests  here(  http://www.skipass.com/tests/ski/atomic_blackeye-ti/ ) saying that it is an atomic bomb , extremely  fast and stable at speed and it kinda contradicts with what you say , just curious , may be it wasn't the ti model tested...

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I tested the 2015 TI version. My opinion hasn't changed though. As I said: I know that it is popular, I just don't get why. 

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I tested the 2015 TI version. My opinion hasn't changed though. As I said: I know that it is popular, I just don't get why. 


Thank you !

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