Fischer Pro MTN 86 2017 ReviewOctober 13, 2016
- Effortless to get on edge
- Tenacious grip
- Versatile at different speeds and turn shapes
- Powerful and damp
- Big sweet spot
- Not for the faint of heart
- Needs to be driven
- Better on-piste
- Best for technicians and ex-racers
- Likes GS turns the most
Fischer's Pro Mtn 86 Ti is an extremely versatile ski that does just about everything well. One of the most efficient carvers we've ever tested, it is easy to ski at a variety of speeds, and in a variety of turns. It can be out-muscled by some of the heavier skis in this category at high speeds, but is a solid choice for a lot of frontside skiers.
Built with Fischer’s Air Tec Ti laminate construction, the Pro Mtn 86 Ti is maneuverable and light, but with a strong edge grip and an effortless carve. Early rise in the top makes this ski easy to edge, especially in short to mid-radius turns where it excels. Scoring ‘Excellent’–and a couple ‘Favorite’–ranking across the board, testers particularly liked how damp and stable this ski felt, while still retaining a liveliness that bred confidence anywhere on the hill.
The ski is best on-piste, and loses some of its enthusiasm wherever the snow is not hardpack or groomed. A couple skis in this category have a heavier footprint at high speeds. Bottomline: the Pro Mtn 86 Ti is a really exciting ski that you should try, or buy, if you like carving more than anything else.Continue Reading
Peter Kray- Publisher
Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.