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Fischer Mt Pro 86

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Not much time right now.

 

FWIW, I demoed these Saturday at Okemo. These were 2017 skis. I had just skied the Volkl RTM 86.

 

When I gave them back the Fischer Rep, the first words out of my mouth were, this is what the Volkl RTM 86 should ski like.

 

Where the RTM86 has a heavy tip, the Pro 86 was light, the Pro 86 felt like my Volkl Kendo's. I love my Kendo's.

 

The only thing I didn't think was ideal on the Mt Pro 86 was it didn't communicate the snow surface like a Volkl does. But that's getting really picky.

 

The Pro 86 was light and fun, the RTM 86 was there for a purpose, to get you down the hill as a tank would. The RTM did instill confidence, just didn't have a playful attitude.

 

The Pro did instill confidence also just didn't give feed back.

 

The surface conditions were loose sugar snow to scarped ice.

 

Both skis had great edge hold and did well in the transition.


Edited by Max Capacity - 3/21/16 at 7:26am
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 

Not much time right now.

 

FWIW, I demoed these Saturday at Okemo. These were 2017 skis. I had just skied the Volkl RTM 86.

 

When I gave them back the Fischer Rep, the first words out of my mouth were, this is what the Volkl RTM 86 should ski like.

 

Where the RTM86 has a heavy tip, the Pro 86 was light, the Pro 86 felt like my Volkl Kendo's. I love my Kendo's.

 

The only thing I didn't think was ideal on the Mt Pro 86 was it didn't communicate the snow surface like a Volkl does. But that's getting really picky.

 

The Pro 86 was light and fun, the RTM 86 was there for a purpose, to get you down the hill as a tank would. The RTM did instill confidence, just didn't have a playful attitude.

 

The Pro did instill confidence also just didn't give feed back.

 

The surface conditions were loose sugar snow to scarped ice.

 

Both skis had great edge hold and did well in the transition.

 

 

I loved that ski as well.  Outside of the MX series, it was the best ski I tried in the 80's range.  It did everything, and was so easy to use. 

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Any idea on how it compares to last year's Motive 86ti?

Thanks

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Compared to the Motive?  It's not as damp.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/146451/demo-day-ii-more-in-the-high-80-s

 

 

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I will be snapping up last years prob. to mount tele or may use inserts to have both tele and alpine. I've had my Blizzard Magnum 8.4 Ti's for about 4 seasons now and thinking about something different for my mid width all purpose ski.
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The Pro 86 was light and fun, the RTM 86 was there for a purpose, to get you down the hill as a tank would. The RTM did instill confidence, just didn't have a playful attitude.

 

 

I tried the Pro MTN 95 in July and managed to get most of a day on the RTM86 through August.  

 

The RTM is a lot of ski.  Wide carver, solid ski, serious edge hold, great on a smooth groomer.  I quickly learned to roll them onto edge progressively and carve the top of the turn rather than slam them across and jam them onto edge - they made me concentrate on skiing better to get more from the ski.  On the other hand they were hard work in our afternoon crud.  They're not a terribly forgiving ski.  Hurrah for a cambered Volkl all mountain ski once more, but it still has a little of the stiff AC50 in its DNA.  The RTM84 was a little more easygoing.

 

The Pro MTN was a more forgiving and tractable thing.  I was really impressed with the Motive 86ti last year, although I didn't try the 95. This year I found the Pro MTN 95 was cut from the same cloth.  Great skis.

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I just pulled the trigger on the 95 rather than the Ranger 98. I'm anxious to get them mounted up and with a little luck ski them in a couple of weeks.
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Any idea on how it compares to last year's Motive 86ti?

Thanks

I like it a lot better: more aggressive tip, better energy, snappier, a lot of fun.  A great all around ski, kind of like the new Rossi 88, suitable for bumps, not going to run away from you, yet a really good time when running a high edge angle.  It definitely was one of my favorite mid-width all-around skis. 

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Good to know. The vague tip on the Motive 86 is probably my only complaint with the ski.  And really, that only comes into play on hard snow.

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