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Carving on a Latigo vs. Motive 95

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So this season's ski bargains for me were a pair of Blizzard Latigos and a pair of Fischer Motive 95's. Added both of these to my quiver with no real NEED for either of them, but the prices were too good to pass up.

 

Had them both out on 1000% man made "snow" at Blue Mountain in PA.

 

The Latigos performed as I expected, as I have a pair of Brahmas from last season. Similar feel, but definitely quicker edge to edge. I bought these hoping they would be easier in the bumps than my Brahmas.  I would have thought the Latigos would be my go to ski for firm EC days like this...till I got on the Motives.

 

At 95mm they are definitely a little slower edge to edge (19M TR vs.17M), but what blew me away was how much fun it was carving on these.

 

Yesterday's conditions were firm, piles of fresh man made and some ice later in the day. With non existent crowds skiing "the slow line fast" was as much fun as you could have. What surprised me was how with the Motives I could lay trenches like I never have before. Totally confidence inspiring when dropping my hips. Never had the fear they would let go.

 

Is this just a construction thing or less tail rocker thing or some other thing?

 

Oh, and to tie this to the other thread, my right knee did hurt a little last night.

post #2 of 5

Yep, wide skis can carve, yep they'll feel more stabile but slower edge to edge. Glad you like both, your knees will appreciate the Latigo's more. 

post #3 of 5
You can't ski those on the east coast! They are too wide!
post #4 of 5

:duel:

You can't ski those on big mountains, they're too narrow!

post #5 of 5

When you ski on something that's not the consistency of a refrozen snow cone, then hopefully your knees will feel better.

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