Movement is aiming the Response-X at mountain guides and skiers who go on multi-day tours. Well, we think that if you ever ski back-to-back one-day tours, that is close enough. Weighing in at a little over a kilo, the Response-X will help prevent leg-hangover after a long day of climbing. And with a light rocker tip and a heavy dose of carbon technology, the ski could surprise you on the down with its overall performance and edge hold. While excelling on hard snow often found in shadowed couloirs, the 89mm wide body and rocker will also help you ski variable conditions from powder to wet snow that you may find on the way there. Note this ski replaces the much-loved Logic-X from previous seasons.
Impressive surface-to-weight ratio tours like a race ski and skis like an adult ski.
Karuba Paulownia light wood core is combined with some Poplar to balance liveliness and weight.
Patented Thin Ply Technology (TPT) wraps the core with tri-axial carbon fibers spun around the ski.
Sintered bases use 1.3mm of P-Tex 4000 for decent core protection and smooth glide.
Part of X-Series skis that use semi-secret Movement Light Technology X, a unique carbon manufacturing process.
Update 2015/16: The Response gets a new paint job but otherwise is the same, thankfully.
** Telemarkers: Movement does not recommend mounting telemark bindings on these skis.
Hi Trace, Thanks for the info on the Movement Response's. I bought the 161 length and am about to mount the bindings. Is the arrow next to the serial number the mid point for mounting? Also would you recommend mounting the binding 1 cm forward for women? Thanks a bunch! Patti
I am looking at purchasing some backcountry ski's and I like the Response X's but I am a bit concerned that these may be a bit too stiff for me as I am 5'2" and weigh 118lb, I have Scott Celeste Boots with the Fritschi Vipec bindings. I am a fairly aggressive advanced skier.
I am also looking at the Womens blue Blizzard, 85 waist ski and the Movement Vertex X. Can you make a recommendation for me? Thanks so much!
Hey Patti! We've had a few women your size on these skis and have had nothing but thumbs up from them. As far as stiffness goes the Vertex is the same, just a difference in width. The Zero G 85 will be a bit stiffer and favor longer carving turns, whereas the Response accomplishes the happy medium between being a stiff ski with a long precise edge hold and a soft, buttery ski that likes to slide a bit more. To give you an idea of who else is skiing these, the folks around here that really know their skis seem to gravitate towards the Response.
Hi Caitlin, you could go either way so it's more a usage question. For mountaineering and spring skiing the shorter length would be good. For everyday touring and powder hunting the 177 would be a bit better.
A very nice ski. I have put around 30,000 feet of touring on them and a little lift assisted touring.
Me: 6'0" 160lbs type III +/- Skis: 169 X Response with speed radical binding and dynafit tlt6 boot
Conditions from great to good to bad: ice, crust, wind blown, powder, corn to slush. My typical ski is a 170+ but for this ski I got a 169. I was a little concerned I'd gone too short but they ski'd well for being a smaller ski, toured nicely and handled the conditions well.
The Movement Response-X Ski is hands down my favorite small(er) waisted ski I have ever used. I am 5'10, 145lbs, and chose to go with the 177cm length as a do everything fast and light ski. I paired them with Plum 170 bindings with the additional ski crampon and heel riser options. This, I feel, is the perfect versatile combo as I like the option to go between my TLT6P and Alien 1.0 boots. These past few weeks in the Wasatch I have skied them in knee to waist deep powder and truly enjoyed every turn. They float incredibly well for their dimensions, feel very stable at speed, and offer quick/responsive/predicable handling. On firm snow they hold a great edge and don't feel squirrelly like some of the other similar dimensioned skis I've owned. I will update this review as I put additional time on them throughout the season - but at this time I could not be more pleased. My recommendation is to grab a pair while you can (these are incredibly popular from what I understand) and open your world to the possibility of bigger, faster, more fun days in the mountains! Enjoy. I sure am.
Hi, I want to buy from you a response x, but I am not sure about the length: I am 6.2 feet tall by 220 lbs. used to do a lot of ski mountaineering in europe till 15 years ago. But now I want to start again. Should I go with the 185 or the 177? thanks for your help! Michael
I am interested in the Response-X to use both on piste and off. I am 5'9" and weight 157 lbs, and I have generally used 175-177 length skis the last few years. A couple of reviewers mentioned that they ski this length, but were much heavier guys (200+). Should I go down to a shorter size? I am not a really fast or aggressive skier anymore; at 61 I'm happy to just keep going uphill and down with some efficiency.
Hey Mark, from a pure skiing standpoint the 177 is still good for you. Lots of folks (including myself) shave some centimeters for mountaineering though, as it is more manageable for all the non-skiing parts (and some of the tight skiing). Since you're also using it at the resort, I think I would stick with the 177.