(hover to zoom, click to enlarge)

Movement Response-X Ski

Brand: Movement
Model: Response-X
Availability: Discontinued

Movement is aiming the Response-X at mountain guides and skiers who go on multi-day tours. Well, we think that if you ever ski back-to-back one-day tours, that is close enough. Weighing in at a little over a kilo, the Response-X will help prevent leg-hangover after a long day of climbing. And with a light rocker tip and a heavy dose of carbon technology, the ski could surprise you on the down with its overall performance and edge hold. While excelling on hard snow often found in shadowed couloirs, the 89mm wide body and rocker will also help you ski variable conditions from powder to wet snow that you may find on the way there. Note this ski replaces the much-loved Logic-X from previous seasons.

  • Impressive surface-to-weight ratio tours like a race ski and skis like an adult ski.
  • Karuba Paulownia light wood core is combined with some Poplar to balance liveliness and weight.
  • Patented Thin Ply Technology (TPT) wraps the core with tri-axial carbon fibers spun around the ski.
  • Sintered bases use 1.3mm of P-Tex 4000 for decent core protection and smooth glide.
  • Part of X-Series skis that use semi-secret Movement Light Technology X, a unique carbon manufacturing process.

Update 2015/16: The Response gets a new paint job but otherwise is the same, thankfully.

** Telemarkers: Movement does not recommend mounting telemark bindings on these skis.

Lengths (cm) 161, 169, 177, 185
-> ounces
1035g [161]
1095g [169]
1195g [177]
1250g [185]
Weight (pair) 2070g [161]
2190g [169]
2390g [177]
2500g [185]
Dimensions 124-89-112 [161]
126-89-114 [169]
128-89-116 [177]
128-89-116 [185]
Turn Radius 16.5m [161]
17.5m [169]
18.0m [177]
19.0m [185]
Skin Fix Curved tip, flat tail notch
Specs Verified Yes
Profile Gentle rocker, camber underneath
Shape short-to-medium radius, flat tail
Construction Cap w/ TPT technology
Core Karuba & Poplar wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Long tours with variable snow
Notes Amazing surface-to-weight ratio
Bottom Line Ski anything without getting tired
by mbillie1 (used product regularly)
Me: 5'10", 160lbs, type III. I'm skiing the 177cm with green TLT6Ps and Ski Trab Gara Titan bindings.

The Response-X is a great mid-winter daily touring ski for me here in the Wasatch. They are stupid easy to ski - my first turns on them required no thought whatsoever and were just plain fun. I've been pleasantly surprised how well they handle powder, and they've become my go-to ski in anything fresh. I've skied them in some of the best of the very deep conditions we've been fortunate enough to have this winter, and really unless there's over 18" of fresh powder, they're more than enough ski for me. They float great and are comfortable at much higher speed than I anticipated for a ski this light. In any sort of consistent conditions (pow, corn, firm), they're a dream. I've been stunned to be treating my 89mm waist ski as a "powder ski" but that's the role they've snuck into in my quiver.

In funky snow, they get tossed around. No surprise for a ski+binding combo < 1400g/foot. They're also a little hooky in variable stuff - wind affected snow, heavy mush, etc. A reduction in the sidecut might help them be a little less hooky in funky stuff, but it's not a deal breaker. If I know for sure that I'm going to be skiing downright bad conditions I typically take something else.

I've been really surprised by the durability of them so far - I've got a good bit of vertical on them, and even the topsheets aren't showing the normal chipping you'd expect.
Comment on this review:

Question from Corbett
Do you have a pair of these set up for demo or rental? Size 184?
Answer from jbo
Hi Corbett, we have a 177 you could possibly use, depending on your boot sole length. Send an e-mail to help@skimo.co to reserve.
Answer this question:

Question from David
Can you recommend a pre-cut skin that will fit my Movement Response-X size 185? Thanks.
Answer from jbo
Hi David, the Session skis are identical in dimension so you'll want those.
Answer this question:

Question from Patti
Hi Trace, Thanks for the info on the Movement Response's. I bought the 161 length and am about to mount the bindings. Is the arrow next to the serial number the mid point for mounting? Also would you recommend mounting the binding 1 cm forward for women?
Thanks a bunch!
Answer from jbo
Hi Patti, yes the little arrow is the recommended boot center. No need to move forward as a woman. Looking forward to your review!
Answer this question:

Question from Patti
I am looking at purchasing some backcountry ski's and I like the Response X's but I am a bit concerned that these may be a bit too stiff for me as I am 5'2" and weigh 118lb, I have Scott Celeste Boots with the Fritschi Vipec bindings. I am a fairly aggressive advanced skier.

I am also looking at the Womens blue Blizzard, 85 waist ski and the Movement Vertex X. Can you make a recommendation for me?
Thanks so much!
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Patti! We've had a few women your size on these skis and have had nothing but thumbs up from them. As far as stiffness goes the Vertex is the same, just a difference in width. The Zero G 85 will be a bit stiffer and favor longer carving turns, whereas the Response accomplishes the happy medium between being a stiff ski with a long precise edge hold and a soft, buttery ski that likes to slide a bit more. To give you an idea of who else is skiing these, the folks around here that really know their skis seem to gravitate towards the Response.
Answer this question:

Question from Caitlin
I am trying to figure out what length to get (177 or 169 cm).
I am 5'11, female, 170 lbs.

Answer from jbo
Hi Caitlin, you could go either way so it's more a usage question. For mountaineering and spring skiing the shorter length would be good. For everyday touring and powder hunting the 177 would be a bit better.
Answer this question:

by bmiller (used product regularly)
A very nice ski. I have put around 30,000 feet of touring on them and a little lift assisted touring.

Me: 6'0" 160lbs type III +/-
Skis: 169 X Response with speed radical binding and dynafit tlt6 boot

Conditions from great to good to bad: ice, crust, wind blown, powder, corn to slush. My typical ski is a 170+ but for this ski I got a 169. I was a little concerned I'd gone too short but they ski'd well for being a smaller ski, toured nicely and handled the conditions well.
Comment on this review:

by Nat (used product regularly)
The Movement Response-X Ski is hands down my favorite small(er) waisted ski I have ever used. I am 5'10, 145lbs, and chose to go with the 177cm length as a do everything fast and light ski. I paired them with Plum 170 bindings with the additional ski crampon and heel riser options. This, I feel, is the perfect versatile combo as I like the option to go between my TLT6P and Alien 1.0 boots. These past few weeks in the Wasatch I have skied them in knee to waist deep powder and truly enjoyed every turn. They float incredibly well for their dimensions, feel very stable at speed, and offer quick/responsive/predicable handling. On firm snow they hold a great edge and don't feel squirrelly like some of the other similar dimensioned skis I've owned. I will update this review as I put additional time on them throughout the season - but at this time I could not be more pleased. My recommendation is to grab a pair while you can (these are incredibly popular from what I understand) and open your world to the possibility of bigger, faster, more fun days in the mountains! Enjoy. I sure am.
Comment on this review:

Question from michael ferdiny
Hi, I want to buy from you a response x, but I am not sure about the length: I am 6.2 feet tall by 220 lbs. used to do a lot of ski mountaineering in europe till 15 years ago. But now I want to start again. Should I go with the 185 or the 177?
thanks for your help!
Answer from jbo
Hi Michael, for pure skiing I would recommend the 185 for you. For heading uphill, skis on your back, tight switchbacks, etc, the 177 would be more manageable.
Answer this question:

Question from Will Griffis
I am 6 feet 185 lbs and an advanced skier but not aggressive any more at age 60. Which size movement response x ski should I buy?

What skins go best with the skis?
Answer from jbo
Hi Will, I would recommend the 177s. That gives you enough length for your size skiing-wise, and is still fairly manageable on the uphill through switchbacks and such.

Movement uses the Colltex skins for their branded ones, although the Pomoca CPGs are really nice as well. 120mm wide is enough for full coverage.
Answer this question:

Write a Review Ask a Question Post a Comment

Your name: (or )

Your e-mail:

Overall rating:
1 star 5 stars

Your review:

What is 7 + 10?

Your website (optional):

Earn store credit by writing reviews. Learn more.
© 2018 Skimo Co
View Full Screen Version