The Motive 86 has the performance features of a frontside ski combined with a versatile 88 mm waist and a long freeride rockered tip for forays into soft and cut-up snow. "The aggressive rocker in the tip made it really easy to turn,' said Adams. Construction includes ABS sidewalls, a wood core and a combination of carbon and titanium used in the aerospace industry and known for its high strength-to-weight ratio. Maybon said the ski is a "predictable performer and a great midfat for aspiring experts."