On the surface, the Movement Race Pro 85 is simply a ski that took the lightweight construction of their podium-topping Race Pro skis and applied those methods to a wider and more friendly touring shape of the Alp Tracks 85. Take a deeper look, though -- Movement poured every bit of mastery they could muster into this ski, tweaking every detail they could possibly think of to provide you, the skier, every advantage on both the up and the down. Built for the skimo racer who wants to take their fitness to committing lines in the big mountains, the Movement Race Pro 85 leads the class in its weight-to-width ratio thanks to its race-inspired core, while keeping the fun-meter topped off thanks to a sophisticated blend of rocker, camber and sidecut in the ski's profile.
Sometimes, the tumultuous and overbearing world we live in can make it hard to appreciate the understated beauty drawn from the finer things in life, like the soft pastels of a summer sunset, a billion sparkling crystals stretching out across an untracked snowfield, or the feel of a well-used leather glove in your hand. With the Movement Race Pro 85, one of the finest things in your life will be staring at you every time you walk through the garage-- begging you to get out there and get skiing.
- Packing the pleasure of a heavier ski into an incredibly lightweight touring and mountaineering ski, Movement found the holy grail of ski design.
- A lightweight sidewall underfoot is embedded deep into the core, providing edge stability while stabilizing the entire ski against vibrations.
- Labeled as Top Secret, the unique Movement Full Carbon Technology layers directional carbon to give the ski a reliable, even flex.
- A Karuba Woodcore provides the ultralight construction and poppiness that makes the ski just plain fun.
|Lengths (cm)||154, 161, 169, 177|
|Weight (pair)||1560g 
|Turn Radius||17.0m 
|Skin Fix||Tip notch|
|Profile||Cambered ski with slight tip and tail rocker|
|Shape||Round shovel, tapered tail|
|Construction||Movement Top Secret full Carbon technology|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Speed touring, Mountaineering|
|Notes||Essentially the Alp Tracks 85 with the Race construction|
|Bottom Line||Race-ski weight in a touring package.|
|Compare to other Low-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
A ski like the Gara Power Cup or the Race Pro 85 can definitely be paired with the Alien RS or a Backland Carbon without feeling wildly overmatched, but you're definitely adding more grams to the setup than is 100% necessary. Both skis turn well from an upright stance and feel confident paired with the Alien 1.1 (which is definitely not cheap but it's a heckin' bargain for a carbon-cuff boot that skis so well -- the old version was $1800!) or another stiff-ish race boot.
As for length, I sized down to the 169cm Race Pro 85 (I'm 6'3", 185lbs) specifically to use it with my Aliens. In terms of quiver usage I think of it as somewhere between a race/objective ski like the Gara Power Cup and a full-bore all-rounder. With the Alien RS, I'll ski the 177cm lengths of Movement's Alp Tracks 85, which is a smidge more damp and rewards frontseat skiing.
After 17 days , in a variety of conditions , from icy to deep powder , they're my quiver of one . Quick turning and nimble , great for tree skiing , the extra tip rocker really helps , so does the very low weight . Surprisingly , they ski nearly as well as the Sportiva Vapor Nano in soft snow .
While they get knocked around in the crud , being so light , they will carve through through it . An exciting , fun ski , perfect for the backcountry.
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