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Movement Alp Tracks LT 100

Brand: Movement
Model: Alp Tracks LT 100
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Price: $999.95

Alp Tracks is a limited ski series from Movement that requires a manual finishing process that squeezes fiber layers together to reduce weight. Never before has a 100mm wide ski been made this light and robust. The skis are lined with a mini-ABS sidewall that absorbs shock underfoot. Coupled with a special rubber/fiberglass mix in the tip, the Alp Tracks 100 is surprisingly damp for the weight. The skis are outlined with variable thickness edges, stronger where impacts are likely and lighter elsewhere. They are finished with high-end P-Tex 5000 bases. The Alp Tracks skis are Swiss works of art, and the 100mm version could be the masterpiece.

  • Variable thickness Tour Edges balance weight and robustness.
  • Underfoot roughness is smoothed with an ABS Shock Absorber.
  • Rockered tip and shaped tail make skiing easy and fun again.
  • VA-Tech is a Vibration Absorbing rubber & fiberglass layer in the tip.
  • Binding area is strengthened with a Double Plate Reinforcement.
  • Bases are made with P-Tex 5000 which is backcountry-hardened.
  • Forestry management standards are followed with the Karuba cores.

UPDATE 2018/19 - has a new topsheet graphic and the 169cm length becomes 170cm.

Specifications
Lengths (cm) 170, 177, 185
Weight
-> ounces
1160g [170]
1215g [177]
1265g [185]
Weight (pair) 2320g [170]
2430g [177]
2530g [185]
Dimensions 130-100-118 [170]
132-100-120 [177]
132-100-120 [185]
Turn Radius 18m [170]
19m [177]
20m [185]
Skin Fix Basic tip loops, tail clips
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile Rockered tip, camber, raised tail
Shape Rounded tip, medium sidecut, flat tail
Construction Carbon wrapped half-cap w/ mini sidewall
Core Ultralight Karuba wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Powder, crud, steeps, corn, etc, etc
Notes Mini sidewall absorbs shock
Bottom Line 100mm of fury
5/12/2018
by Andrew B C (used product a few times)
 
Skimo set these up for me with Hagan Core bindings and Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide skins. I was looking for a ski as much of a crusher as my 177 Movement Shift (137-98-125; 3,642 g/pair with Plum Guides w/o brakes) but lighter, these are 177 cm, 132-100-120, and 3,170 g/pair with the Core bindings (w brakes). The Shifts (very similar to the newer Control) are great skis for heavier muscular guys and require strong input, I've enjoyed them greatly. But they tend to hook in trap crust (styrofoam like crust the skis cuts a channel into) and require some pretty strong input in wet junky snow. The Alp Tracks 100 LT are a significantly more pliable ski w/o being a bit wimpy. I got them Wednesday, did a hot deep clean wax followed by scraping, steel, copper, nylon, and horsehair brushing and applying hydrocarbon universal wax that I let see for 23 hours then did the copper, nylon, and horsehair routine followed by two buffings LOL and waite till the clouds lifted off my backyard (Paradise, Mt. Rainier). So I got to ski today, early morning: ice and breakable crust on the climb up to an E-facing slope, sun-warmed with soft, water saturated surface snow--my 1st turns on this ski down a 25-15 degree slope were easy and smooth; the embossed pattern in the bases breaking up the suction. Across another icy flat to 25-30 degree S-facing slope, somewhat sunwarmed with crust here and there, and fast medium-radius turns down; perfect, up and icy/crusty W-facing slope to a E-facing ridge with very soft snow, and then down a 35+ degree slope with a consistenty breakable water-ice crust from rain on snow. Aftrer a very steep soft entry it was shattered crust pieces and and death cookies flying! Using a moderate input the skis carved the crust for over 500 vertical feet w/o a problem. This could be a 1-ski quiver for me because I know it will do fine in poweder and corn and it weighs the same as my Cho Oyus with Superlite 2.0s. But I am sure I will be turning to my Movement Vertex-X for long spring/summer tours to ski the glaciers soon. So light with Superlite 2.0s, and so much fun, I won't be retiring those. Time will tell about the Cho Oyus and, especially the Shifts--the Shifts are crude-eating monsters and I'll have to see how the Alp Tracks hold up. :-) Old men and there skis, LOL>
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5/6/2018
Question from Andrew B. Carey
 
Which is the better ski for cruddy conditions (heavy wet, breakable crust, trap crust, zip crust, etc), the 94 or the 100? It seems obvious that the 94 is best for hard snow, corn, and shallow powder and the 100 for deep powder.
5/6/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Andrew, while it's not awesome to ski breakable crust on any ski, I think I'd give the nod in this particular standoff to the 100s. They have a bit of a DPS Wailer shape to the tip that seems to let you plane out of the crust a bit better than other skis.
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11/14/2017
Question from Phil
 
I've had difficulty finding out much about the AlpTracks line. I haven't found many useful reviews... I'm interested in the 100 (or the 94 or 106). Do you have any on-snow information about them? It would be nice to know something about the profile (camber/amount of early rise tip/tail), and the stiffness and skiability.

In terms of weight/width, they compare well with things like the Wailer99Tour1, or the G3 Synapse+ 101 (or the fully rockered 109) or perhaps the Blizzard ZeroG 95/108s or others. But all of those skis have quite different styles. Where do these fit in? Do they need to be driven aggressively or are they more easy-skiing like the Wailers? Can they hold a carve on firmer snow quite well (more like the ZeroG95s)? etc. etc. I expect there are quite big differences between the 94/100/106... is that true? Are there any useful comparisons with other skis?

Thanks for any insight you can provide!
11/14/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Phil, the Alp Tracks are all over the Wasatch and we have demos as well. They all have the same ultralight, fairly stiff construction but there a 3 different shapes. The 100 and 106 have big rockers for max fun in soft snow; they have camber and do fine on hard snow but we think of them as powder tools. The 84 and 94 have tapered tips and tails with straighter edges that are optimized for mountaineering. The 89 is a great carver and all-around tool.

All the Alp Tracks are much lighter than the DPS or G3 skis, and more friendly than the ZeroGs. Not quite like the Wailers which require zero technique, but they are on the easier side of the spectrum (except maybe the 89). None need to be driven, but respond if you do. Movement skis in general excel at carving so you'll have lots of fun under 100 there.
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9/26/2017
Question from Ludescher
 
Is it possible to deliver to austria?
Duty included (How much)?
9/26/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Ludescher, it's no problem to ship to Austria. There will be a few options at checkout for speed. Duty is not included, however. Please send us an message and we can work with you on the details.
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8/27/2017
by Dan C (used product regularly)
 
These skis are an awesome option for a lightweight but very capable powder ski. I went longer (almost equal to my height - I'm 179 and I got the 177) rather than wider, and have found them to be a really fun and stable ski.

The mounting point feels quite forward compared to other Alp Tracks skis, but that just means that they like to be ridden through the middle of the ski rather than the tips or tails. They don't punish poor form severely, but the better you ski them the more rewarding they are.

They can certainly handle ice (even if it's not their preferred medium), and they are fantastic in deeper snow and even crud. In terms of speed limits, I have yet to find one (at least for me). I'll add to this review when they get a northern hemisphere winter under their belt...At this stage, I'd thoroughly recommend these skis as an excellent lightweight soft snow option that weighs less than most regular touring skis.
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