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2016 volkl rtm versus Fischer Pro Mountain ti 80

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Demoed a pair of 2017 Fischer Pro Mt 80 at Sun Valley last week. The conditions were harder snow for that time of the year but the ski performed amazingly. Only negative it will be a brand new ski which means no end of the year bargain. Can get a 2016 Volkl rtm 81 for 50 % off and was wondering if it will ski nearly as well. I am 5'9" and about 167 pounds. Skied the Fischer in a 173 length and would buy the volkl in a 170. I ski mainly in eastern Pa but usually take a long weekend trip to Vermont and a week trip out west. My current main ski is a 2013 Rossi
Experience 88 which I love but it only has one more year of life left in it. I am figuring I could use either the Fischer of the volkl on harder snow days back east and would continue to take the Rossi out west. If I buy a new ski, that will also enable to get a couple more years out of the Rossi. Another option is to just buy the new 2017 Rossi experience 88 and use that all over. Only negative with that option would be paying full price unless I wait to the end of the season when stuff goes on sale. Looking for some thoughts on this matter.
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If you like the Fischer, you can get the Pro Mt 80's predecessor in the Motive 86 on sale ( check out Dawgcatching ).   The Motive 95 gets most of the Epic discussion, but the 86 has had favourable reviews too.

The guys at BlisterGear liked it a lot too, and they are generally not "skinny-ski" guys.

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2014-2015-fischer-motive-86-ti

 

If you like Volkl, why not also consider the RTM 84 UVO ?  ( also discounted at end of season )

 

~ Andy

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You can also get the Motive C-line 80 on an ebay site at a reasonable cost right now. I had the standard Motive 80 and the C-line version blows it away.Much more stable, better edge grip, but still playful and quite versatile. My every day ski in the East except for icy hard pack days.

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