Skimo Co

Movement Balance Ski


The Balance is a new women’s ski from Movement designed to be taken up, down, and all-around the mountain. With a versatile high-80s width and a light rocker tip, the ski is equally balanced for soft and hard snow conditions that you may encounter on different aspects. A female flex and mounting location make it easy to stay balanced while riding it. The carbon fiber construction and light Karuba wood core make a good balance between weight and performance. All in all, this ski is aptly named.

  • Dynamic tri-axial carbon fiber wraps a Karuba Paulownia core for lightweight stability.
  • Light rocker tip adds float while not subtracting from the exceptional carving ability.
  • Performance cap construction and 2mm of hardened edges help achieve said ability.
  • 1.3mm of P-Tex 4000 base material is a good balance of durability and glide.
Lengths (cm) 154, 161, 168
convert to ounces
1085g [154]
1165g [161]
1230g [168]
Weight (pair) 2170g [154]
2330g [161]
2460g [168]
Sidecut   123-87-111 [154]
124-88-112 [161]
126-89-114 [168]
Turn Radius   16.0m [154]
16.5m [161]
17.5m [168]
Skin Fix   Rounded tip, flat tail notch
Specs Verified Yes
Profile   Light rocker tip, camber, average tail
Shape   Arcing tip, short/medium radius, half-flat tail
Construction   Performance cap w/ carbon wrap
Core   Karuba Paulownia wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Touring, free touring, even resort carving
Notes Great carver
Bottom Line Balanced all around
Compare to other Women's Skis

Questions & Reviews

Stephanie P (used product regularly)
I love these skis. Really love them. Full disclosure, I have them mounted tele using the TTS binding (Dynafit toepiece, Voile spring and heel throw). I bought them for spring ski mountaineering. They have a perfect waist size and great side cut for short spring turns in narrow chutes, but the light rocker will let them float better in the spring mashed potatoes we find at the bottom of peaks. But who can wait until April to try them, so I've been taking them to our local ski area, Loveland. They are SO light I expected them to chatter and skip around on the hard pack. They hung on like a champ. A heavier ski would be damper, don't get me wrong, but I was surprised at these skis' performance. They are great in the bumps and fun on cruisers. I haven't tried them in powder yet, but my old Mt. Baker Superlights have the same waist size and they do just fine in pow. These should be even better with the rockered tips. I just bought skins for them so I have a feeling they will become my go-to ski this winter just due to the weight savings. I would highly recommend these for backcountry use but I would not hesitate to take them to the resorts. Probably the only thing they would not be good for is east coast ice.
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JDT (used product regularly)
I am writing this review for my wife. She loves them and gives them 5 stars. She has been skiing the 154's with Dynafit Speed Superlites and TLT5P's since the beginning of the 2014-15 season. She is using them for both BC and resort. They seem to be the woman's version of the Movement Response-X. Almost the same exact weight, width, and rocker. These are likely a bit softer flex. She loves the weight (or lack thereof) while skinning. She has skied powder, crud, moguls, groomers, and she looks great and has a smile on her face! This is a definite candidate for a woman's one quiver ski.
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Model: Women's Balance

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