The Motive 80 scored highest marks in the carving category, garnering comments such as "great at high speed, big turns," from Bills and "good all day, all around the resort," according to Zawacki. "It's comfortable smearing and can ramp up the speed and edge well." The non-metal Motive 80 has an 80-millimeter waist, sandwich sidewall construction with ABS sidewalls, a poplar wood core and lightweight carbon. A low rockered shovel in the newly designed tip shape adds maneuverability, and testers felt there was plenty of tip and tail girth to get through heavy snow or bumps. The Motive scored lowest marks for playfulness and according to Witman, "it lacks life, but felt solid underfoot."