Carve around on the groomers with the Fischer Motive 80 Skis with Rsx 10 Bindings Anthracite/ Smoke for men. These skis have ample side cut which will allow great turns down the mountain whether it is groomer conditions or for poking around off the marked trails. The wood core makes these skis more forgiving than a synthetic core. Along with the Air Carbon features, this ski is lighter making it easier to toss around on the mountain and get to and from the lift. These skis also come complete with bindings all at a reasonable price.
I was able to Demo this Ski before purchase. Never Skiing A wider,rocker-tipped ski, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked in the crud and loose snow conditions. My follow up on harder snow again proved satisfactory results. Please don't expect lightning quick edge to edge response on hard snow this is a somewhat wider and softer ski. It does work well for the Eastern skier who likes a little wider ski for the occasional snowstorm but still needs a ski to work in the harder and icy conditions that are common here in PA. I shopped around for the Fischer Motive 80 looking for a leftover deal and The House delivered. Thank
Recent Demo of the Fischer Motive 80 prompted purchase. The conditions I ski are mainly hardpack and ice where this ski works well. Don't expect lightning quick edge-to-edge performance from this somewhat wide and softer ski. It shines in crud and soft snow conditions where it floats thru with great stability. It proved to be an absolute blast in the 7�� of snow we recently received in PA. Very pleased overall, and the price offered here by The House is an unbeatable value. No regrets, still smiling after 3 outings
I bought the Motive 80s midway through this season. I am so far beyond impressed that I�ve convinced a few friends to pick up a set, too. These skis are so stable at higher speeds and really want to carve on the groomers. It�s almost effortless! They�re legit all-mountain skis you can go anywhere and do just about anything with. You can�t go wrong with these
This is my 3rd pair. Great on hardback (groomers) and soft snow up to about 6" of fluff. I prefer Watea 88's for deeper snow. Fantastic carving ability, good in bumps and powder. Recommend buying them as long as you are or maybe an inch or two shorter, depending on ability level. The price is remarkable for such a great ski with easily adjustable binding.
I snagged these for a great price and haven't had a chance after one season to get them on off slope mtns---injury unrelated to skiing. They worked great on the Magic Mile, and give you a good stable platform and a work out for your legs (I had the longest size). Felt very comfortable and the bindings were very reliable without having to second guess them. Great value and construction and hold up well to the rigors of the insults thrown at them
I'm fairly new but capable in downhill. Pretty much fell in love with carving up the hill from the start. This line was getting good reviews for what I wanted in a ski and The House's price couldn't be beat. Couldn't be happier with the ski. I got them a little later in the season and despite the changing snow conditions they gave me confidence to keep pushing myself. The transitions in and out of turns are so smooth and they plow through any crud I've seen so far. It's a really nice ski.
After researching various skis I was interested in I found the Fischer Motive 80 in 168cm with RSX 12 Powerrail Wide Bindings at The House online was a terrific ski at a fantastic price. No other online price was even close for this ski package Thanks !!
I am a 52 yr old man 5'7" 140lbs. I have been snowboarding for the last 12 years and am going to start skiing with my 7 yr old son. I want a pair of skis for New England hard packed conditions. I would mostly ski on groomed trails and would like a pair of skis that I can make quick turns with and that would grab on hard packed conditions. First of all what size should I be looking for? I am an intermediate skier. Would 161 be too big for me? And would the Fischer Motive 80 Skis be a good choice? Or if you could recommend another ski I would appreciate it.
Best Answer:This is a very light and flexible ski. This is not a stiff ski at all - it's almost bouncy. Honestly, I didn't care for these skis and only skied in them for one season, but I'm not an intermediate skier. They didn't hold up well for me through carved turns and steep hills; I just didn't find them stiff enough. I think for what you want to do with them, they will be a good ski for you. Just be ready for a very flexible core. But they're very light, quick to turn and perfect for groomed runs. Also, since you've been boarding so long, you might get some twin tipped skis so you can ski backwards - especially if you are skiing some green runs with a child. I'm 5'7" and 145 lbs. and I ski on 163's. 161's would be fine for you, or, if you're more comfortable, then go a bit shorter. I tried to buy shorter skis, but they weren't available.
I am an intermediate skier and I purchased the Motive 80's last season. I LOVE them--I'm a bit taller and heavier than you and I have the 168cm length. I think 161's will suit you well. These skis power through crud and uneven snowpack like it's not even there. They increased my confidence level immensely. I had them on some nasty icy runs this weekend and they handled well. They also are stiff enough that you can blast down a slope--I hit 50mph on them this weekend. You can't really go wrong with these--I would recommend them to anyone (especially for how cheap they are!)!
Hi, that is almost the exact same situation I had.. but I was snowboarding for more like 20 years before changing back to skiing. I am 5'9" and 200 lbs, so different than you, and I have the 175's. I think I bought them too big, and I wish I went smaller. They are very good skis, you will not be disappointed, but I would suggest going on the smaller side. 161 seems about right, but I think you could even go one size smaller. I might suggest going to a local store and asking what size is best, then coming back here and buying these. Good luck!
Ed, The Motive 80 is a great choice for New England conditions. 161 is a good size for you. NOT TOO LONG. Great carving ski, quick turning but stable at higher speeds and big turns. They hold well on hard snow and with 80mm under foot will be good for any powder we may get here in NE. Good choice for intermediate through expert, on groomers and in the woods. Buy them while you can and have fun with them. Joe N.
Hi Ed, I bought the same ski/binding combination last spring and have used them in the powder of Colorado and recently on the compacted / icy conditions in the French Alps. I've been very impressed with these skis and think they're a good choice for an intermediate skier in a variety of snow conditions. Your length choice seems to be ok for me ...... But I'm no expert. Good luck, Paul Ascot, UK
I ski Park City, am 60 years old, 5' 9", 200 lbs. Ski almost exclusively groomed runs. I bought both a pair of the motive 80s and motive 76, 168 length. I found the motive 76s much easier to ski. I thought the motive 80 was much faster. I'm going to give the motive 80s another try this season but feel confident the 76s are for me. great price at the house
I am very interested in this set up. I am 44 yrs, 6 foot and 200lbs. I ski mostly blue and black runs. Would this set up work for me? If so, what size skis would you recommend? Also, I can not find any info on these bindings. Could you help me with that?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2015
Best Answer:I am an advanced intermediate (blues and blacks, occasional double black), 5 foot 7 inches tall 170lbs. I purchased and currently ski on the Motive 80 168cm skis with RSX 10 bindings. The RSX 10 bindings max out at a 10 DIN setting but this was not an issue for me, I set my bindings lower than 10. I ski in the east (NY). The skis and bindings work great for me. Slightly stiffer than my alternate set that get very little use now. This package is a great deal for a sidewall construction ski.
I would suggest the 182cm motive 80 or if you like a slightly shorter ski length the 175cm.
I just bought this package and am very happy with it. I am 44 about 200 but only 5'10 and I got the 175s. They were certainly fun and while I can't speak for long term wear and tear the bindings worked great. I think ski style is somewhat of a factor but I am not sure with your size you would want to go much below the 175s. Overall I was very happy with this purchase and I would highly recommend this ski package.
I'm 40,6' and 210, and I'm happy with the 175's. Blues, blacks, eastern ice and chasing kids and I've got no issues. I was able to find info on the bindings through google and youtube reviews, they're solid enough for what I'm planning on using them for. Easy enough to set up, with a little mechanical ability Catherine's Husband.....
Best Answer:People tend to ski on skis that are too long. The Men's World Cup was won on 155's. If you're 5'7", I'd get nothing longer than 161. The general guide is that the ski, when stood on end, should rise between your chin and forehead. There is a link below the size options, written in blue, for sizing and fit. Click on it - and there's another way to decide what length you want to buy. Also, if you like a very stiff ski, I wouldn't get this particular ski.
I'm 6ft 185lb and purchased 182cm My recommendation 168cm for general use shorter turns 175cm for more aggressive skiing at higher speeds These ski have no metal layer better on soft snow not so good on hard pack ice, eastern conditions I use them for fresh powder or spring conditions here is PA
I am 5'9", 200 Lb and 60 years old. Ski mostly groomed blues and some black runs at Park City and Deer Valley. I purchased both the Motive 76 and Motive 80 in 176 length to compare. Love the Motive 76. Motive 80 is a little too stiff for me. Can recommend either ski.
I am 5'9" and 205 lb and I bought the 175 cm. There are tons of sites you can google that will recommend the correct length for you based on height, weight and ski style. Great skis by the way, I love them.
Best Answer:Unfortunately, we can not mount skis due to liability and the difficulty involved without the skier and ski boots on site. The House recommends taking your equipment; boots, skis and bindings, to your local and trusted ski shop to be mounted by a certified professional.
Is this the 2014 model? Also, as I need shipping to Canada, can you shipping system hand brokerage fees and duties taxes involved? I don't want to be hit with a surprise once it is delivered.. Thanks.. Tony
I believe the skis and bindings are 2013 models... But who cares, they are brand new!
As for shipping... I had them shipped to an address in the US just across the border and then picked them up and imported them myself. I paid the taxes at the border as well.
I'm looking to transition to a newer ski from a 2001 Salomon XScream (106-68-96). Should I be concerned about moving from a ski with a 68cm waist to this ski with an 80mm waist or would I be better off moving to something like the Motive 76? I'm an advanced intermediate skier.
A shopper on Jan 5, 2014
Best Answer:The ski is a little more flexible than I would have liked - having moved from super stiff Rossignol racing skis - but I have adjusted to these and am enjoying skiing on them. The added flexibility makes your edges feel a bit different; there's more forgiveness in the edge, making them float more on the snow rather than dig into it. As for the width, they're very easy to turn, and I don't think that the wider girth is going to affect your ability to turn, no matter your turning style. This ski is lighter than what I was skiing on, and that has been fun as they're less arduous to maneuver. Also, regarding the width under your arch, the ski is so much wider at the tips that it almost looks like a powder ski. So you're still getting that difference in the sidecut, which is why they still will turn so easily despite the 80mm. Bottom line is I'm liking these skis, though I needed to adjust to them. BTW, the Motive 76 is a beginner ski, isn't it?