Fischer are billing the MTN 80Ti as an all mountain ski with off-piste capabilities, but although the 95mm version certainly manages in the powder and the crud, the 80Ti is far happier on a groomed slope than anywhere else.
In fact it feels more like a piste ski than some of the skis in the on-piste category. Scoring top marks in long radius turns and performing exceptionally well in short turns too.
The skis have a certain versatility across the 'frontside' of the mountain - ice, bumps, shallow powder snow conditions, but anything more than that and they creak under the pressure compared to an all mountain ski with say a 90mm under foot width.
That's not surprising, but we'd suggest this is a ski for advanced skiers looking to carve their way around the mountain, hit a few moguls and perhaps take their piste skiing to a new level. It would also work well for an instructor looking for a versatile tool for teaching a variety of levels.
Fischer say it's the lightest ski in this category and it certainly feels snappy and playful - with a titanal plate complimenting the Air Tec wood core, you feel like you're in the hands of something solid, a ski made by a company that has a heritage of manufacturing products with a top pedigree. The All Mountain Rocker makes turn initiation easy to handle on a ski that has enough kick to keep an off duty ski racer happy.
If you want a piste orientated ski that will take you from an 'Average Joe' right the way up to a 'White Goodman' level then dodging this one would be a mistake.