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Lighter/More Playful but Stable GS Carver for the East

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If such a thing exists.  My main ski is the 173cm Brahma which I love, but I just demoed the Meier Quickdraw out at Copper Mt. in 176cm and had a lot of fun carving and charging the groomers.  It's an all wood ski but really held an edge but didn't pop me out of turns as much as would've liked.  I did like the lighter feel overall.  I wasn't sure if something like the Kastle FX84 would be a good choice.  I'm 5'10 and 155lbs.  Thanks for any suggestions.

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The Fischer Motive 86 might be what you are looking for.

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Thanks for the recommendation. There are some deals on new unmounted 2013's... not sure if they are vastly different from newer models.
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The Fischer Motive 86 might be what you are looking for.


That Fischer is very similar to the Brahma, which for 88 under foot handles groomers well.

 

To the original poster, don't get hung up on weight when it comes to groomer/frontside skis.  Weight might make a difference flicking between trees and skinning up your favorite run, but when you are linking arcs on corduroy it has little impact if you are really carving and not kicking tails or trying to force the skis instead of rolling them over and letting them do the work.

So do your Brahma's feel like they have more power?  Skis with a layer or two of metal typically have more power than the wood and wood/composite counter parts.  

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The Fischer Motive 86 might be what you are looking for.


That Fischer is very similar to the Brahma, which for 88 under foot handles groomers well.

Don't agree about the similarity. I felt like the Motive hooked up much quicker, with more authority and pop out of the tail. Felt narrower and racier.
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Don't agree about the similarity. I felt like the Motive hooked up much quicker, with more authority and pop out of the tail. Felt narrower and racier.


While it may intiate quicker and feel racier, it's still a mid 80's under foot ski which isn't exactly ideal given what the east/midwest gives conditions wise, especially this season.

Doing demo's of skis with a layer of metal and 68 to 76mm underfoot would be an eye opener on what grip on groomers truly is.

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I take your statement to mean that you plan to keep your Brahma. If yes, then silly to consider anything over 75 mm wide. Think about a Blizzard carver like the G-Power or S8, if you like the Blizzard feel, or the Fischer Progressor series is also very nice.

 

If no, then agree that a Motive would be a nice approach.  

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