The Race Pro is Movement’s podium contender that combines the race-pedigree of the former Rise-X Pro ski with the performance and handling capabilities of the trusted Fish-X series. Using the patented North TPT wrapping process, the Swiss engineers introduced a carbon fiber weave around the core to improve power transfer and edging on icy skin tracks. The mounting template has been reinforced with Titanal to create a strong yet lightweight ski capable of handling just about anything you can. Movement has found the perfect balance between a traditional shape and new-school performance.
- North TPT lamination wraps the core in tri-axial carbon fibers for speed, speed, and more speed.
- A Karuba Paulownia core keeps things light while Poplar is added for extra strength.
- 1.3mm of P-Tex 5000 on the base gives a race glide and impact resistance at a low weight.
- Classic tip notch accepts bungee-style race skins for the fastest transition times.
Update 2019/20: Movement got in touch with their artistic side and reworked the topsheet graphic, otherwise they remain the same.
|Lengths (cm)||150, 160|
|Weight (pair)||1340g 
|Turn Radius||22m 
|Skin Fix||Tip notch|
|Shape||Longer radius, tapered tip, flat tail|
|Construction||Cap with TPT wrapped core|
|Core||Karuba w/ poplar reinforcements|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Evolution of the Fish-X series|
|Bottom Line||Swiss champion skimo ski|
|Compare to other Race Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Finally, I'd like to give a review to skimo.co. As someone that's been doing skimo racing since 2007 I gotta say you newer racers don't know how good you have it. In those early days we didn't have a clue...we'd scour Youtube vids trying to figure out what gear to get and how to use it. Then we'd have to order from Europe. We'd get killed by the strong Euro and there was a lot of guess work involved. Skimo makes it so easy for us in NA now. Their stats info is so good that so many use it whether or not they purchase from SM. SM's selection kills the Euro options anyway and prices are great. Let's support them b/c they really support our community (sermon over...thanks).
I am looking at your racing ski line up and am not sure about the short skis of today. The last time I was on a 160 I was 12, I am now 54. I ski fast, lots of BC and racing background and am now interested in competing in these types of races. I would like to have a ski that will carry me at speed on hard snow for racing but honestly cant believe a tiny short ski could do that without becoming unstable. My weight hovers around 165 and am 6 foot.
All this said I realize the up hill advantage of the tiny skis- how many races are won on the downhill in your experience?
Firstly, I'd point out that competitive slalom racers are frequently on skis of similar length so going short is not that alien of a concept, even in the alpine skiing realm.
The key is pairing your ski+boot+binding combo up appropriately so that you are not over driving the setup with too heavy of a boot. To get the best performance out of a race ski, it's ideally paired with a matching lightweight race boot. When this is done, they deliver quite admirable performance. I've noted from my GPS files this season that I frequently was in excess of 50+mph when doing fitness laps and 40+mph on un-groomed terrain in races on my little race skis.
With all this being said, it takes a little bit of getting used to and perhaps minor adjustments to your skiing technique. They will never feel like an alpine ski, but confidence in their performance is easily attained.
To answer your last question, time in races is generally 80% or more spent on the uphill. Similar to bicycle racing, it's rare that a race is won on the downhill. The top performers in today's skimo races are flying uphill and straightlining the descents.
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