We’ve heard it described as the perfect ski. We think that may not be an overstatement for a certain class of skier. We’re not sure if this is a race ski you can tour on, or a touring ski you can race on, but we do know it is uniquely amazing. It could be perfect for bigger or more aggressive racers. It could be perfect for skiers seeking powder in faraway places. Lighter than many race skis, more floaty than many touring skis, the Gold Fish-X from Movement could be perfect for you.
- 830 gram (1lb 13.2oz) weight in the 168 lets you fly uphill.
- Light rocker tip and 71mm of underfoot width add significant confidence on the down.
- Cool fish tip has an eyeball and mouth that hungers for a race-style bungee (or rubber) skin tip.
- Light Karuba wood core is reinforced with a poplar composite.
- Uses patented North TPT technology that weaves tri-axial carbon fiber onto the core.
- Top of the line P-Tex 5000 covers the bases for top of the line performance.
Update 2017/18: This ski has been replaced by the Race Pro 71.
|Lengths (cm)||160, 168|
|Weight (pair)||1550g 
|Turn Radius||18m 
|Skin Fix||Fish tip cord|
|Profile||Light rocker tip, slightly raised tail|
|Shape||Shorter radius, fish tip, flat tail|
|Construction||Cap with TPT wrapped core|
|Core||Karuba w/ poplar reinforcements|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Can be used as bait|
|Compare to other Low-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
On the binding front, I have a pair of speed turns that I think are great. What benefit do I get from race bindings, other than weight? I am a 42 year old husband and father, that thinks releasability is at a premium.
thanks for your help.
Race bindings are a bit simpler to use since you don't have to rotate them, and they also keep you flatter on the ski which can help with control, especially on shorter skis. If you check out our binding finder, we might be able to find something that is near your target release value (all race bindings release, just at mostly-fixed values). That said, there is nothing wrong with the Speed Turns if they work for you! There are also some options "in between".
is there any problems that i might run into or i should be aware of?
also will this ski take regular mole hair sticky skins or is there something different on how the skins go on?
what dfo you use the holes and grove for on the tips of the ski?
I currently race and train on the dynafit pdg almost everyday in the winter, but living on a resort with access to side/back country tours in the morning and evening I want something to keep me fast on the uphill but something that I can grab almost any day under almost any condition that will a bit more fun then the pdg's..., what do you think?. I will be using my scarpa aliens, and not sure on bindings but open to thoughts on that as well. Thanks you for your help!
They are a little heavier when mounted than my other race skis (45 grams), which gave me some pause before I bought them, but the difference between 885 grams and 840 grams is really hard to notice. It's less than the weight of a pack of skittles, so close enough for me, and I get the added benefit of a bigger ski to descend on.
I would definitely buy them again, and skimo.co had them mounted and ready to go really quickly.
I have the Hagan ZR binding, Dynafit PDG boot, and Pomoca ProGlide skins that I use with these skis. Jason at skimo.co was an amazing wealth of knowledge in helping me decide on this setup, provided wonderful customer service, and dialed in a precise mount.
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