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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Movement Skis?

Toys?   I still get excited by the best of them. If you do any skinning in the winter hopefully you already know about Movement Ski. I'm in the process of writing an in-depth review but thought it worth a heads up first. Movement is an innovative Swiss company producing outstanding skis. Their "Alps Tracks" series are along the lines of the original carbon fiber skis by Dave Goode from Ogden Utah some 16+ years ago. By the looks of it no one yet has really upped the game from Goode's skis for weight. (1080g in a 95mm 160cm ski) But others (Movement included) have taken the technology and improved how carbon fiber skis. And the Alp Tracks series of skis really do ski exceptionally well! From my perspective the Alps Tracks Series keeps getting better, after having skied on some of last year's 2021/22 models and then their newest version of the same ski in the 2022/2023 models.

All, old and new, have been outstanding skis.

Better yet, most of them can be found on sale this time of year for around 1/2 off retail. Long gone are the days of underperforming lwt ski. Some of the best days I have had on snow, were this winter, on Movement skis.
One ski's weight (average between a pair), no binding, on my postal scale,
77mm 161 833g
85mm 161 968g
95mm 162 1108g
98mm 178 1270g
106mm 178 1290g


Karol said...

I have owned two pairs of the previous iteration (Movement X-Session ~177cm & ~185cm). From the feeling and performance (IMHO) they were my favorite skis (especially the 185). However, both of the pairs failed - broke - in the same spot/way: the binding toe (and screws) broke out including the top layer (different binding were used on each pair). Movement did not even bother to acknowledge my email. The normal Session did ski reasonably well but was heavier and not so playful.
For anyone considering buying the lightweight series, beware that it might be an especially expensive consumer item.

JZ said...

Someone please convince Movement to add a tip notch on the Alp Tracks 85 (and go ahead and add to the 95 as well - tip rip for the win). I am not coordinated enough for a tail rip and I don't wan to cut my own.

Dane said...

I'm with ya 100% JZ. I'd cut mine but not pleased needing to cut through the wrap around edges on my 85s. I finally got annoyed enough, to just buy a pair of 77s. May be thta is the idea on their marketing program.

Tip notch seems like a no brainier for what most are using the skis for.

Dane said...

Hey Carol, Just saw your comment. Pays to remember the Movement X-Session is not the Trans Alp skis. Currently a 2 year warranty on the Trans Alps Models of Movement skis. No clue what that warranty is worth but I trust the retailers who I buy from to take care of any warranty issues.