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Fischer Motive 74

xwhaler

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http://www.the-house.com/8955fim7pr1pas13zz-fischer-ski-packages.html

Anyone have any experience with these?
Helped my brother in law who recently moved back from CA get a pair of these. He's been off skis now for about 10 yrs but has been out a couple times on rental gear and did ok from what I'm told. Probably a low intermediate at this point with the desire to improve.
I didn't want to get him anything too soft as he's a bigger guy but also wanted to get him something affordable that he could grow with as his skills improve.
$263 shipped w bindings already mounted seemed like a good buy to me.
 

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Having never owned Fischers before, are they generally on the heavier/lighter side and/or how do they compare flex/stiffness wise?
Hoping I didn't recommend a noodle ski to him!
 

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Can't speak to that ski, but Fischer makes great skis that you can often get for a good price because people in the US often haven't heard of them. This is largely a result of their minimal advertising budget. Certainly don't be afraid of the brand!
 

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I have the motive 84 as my primary ski. Great build quality and exceptional performance on ice. Useless in 6 inches plus of snow and not so great in bumps, but that's not what I got them for. I got them as a hard snow carving ski.

From the sounds of your brothers experience I'm sure the 74s will work real well.
 

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Nice DHS. Good info......can't see him ripping bumps and the limited powder days we have is probably not enough to justify either a 2nd set or a more expensive ski.
He gave me a $500 budget to work with for skis, boots, bindings, and poles so had to do some searching to find something decent but not too $$$

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Have the 84 also- good carver- although not as good as my rc's or racetigers-

I find them to be typical fischer- light and grippy- bit not damp like many other carvers from other manufacturers

but they are more versatile than pure carvers. I found them not bad in bumps- not like twisters but better than the race carvers and full
Boat race skis- and okay in deeper snow- of course they are the fattest ski in my quiver which is why they are comparatively not the best carver but best in deeper snow. It's all a matter of comparison.

They are fast becoming my everyday ski....
 
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