The new Vertex looks destined to become the crown jewel of the X-Series skis from Movement. Replacing the Bond-X ski at 84mm underfoot, the Vertex-X adds a mini ABS sidewall underfoot so it can hold up even better to the rigors of everyday touring and mountaineering. It keeps the relatively straight edges near the tip and tail that are a godsend when side-slipping or traversing steep, hard snow. A slightly redesigned tip and tail shape is integrated with light rocker to make turns more fluid. The ski features the high-end North TPT construction that makes the X-skis so light and stable. The Vertex-X has an early nomination for mountaineering ski of the year.
- CTS Light is an ABS sidewall located only underfoot for good balance of weight & strength.
- Edges are straightened near the tip and tail which helps track and slide securely on icy snow.
- Lightweight Paulownia wood core is buffeted by poplar strings for excellent rebound.
- Patented Thin Ply Technology (North TPT) wraps the core with interleaving carbon fibers.
- Full 2mm of edge and P-Tex 4000 base material is hard enough to withstand some abuse.
Update 2016/17: Movement updated the colors but kept the ski awesome.
Update 2017/18: The Vertex-X has been discontinued in favor of the Alp Tracks 84 which has the same great shape and profile.
|Lengths (cm)||161, 169, 177, 183|
|Weight (pair)||2030g 
||Round tip, flat notched tail|
||Light rocker tip & tail, camber underfoot|
||Flat edges near rounded tip & tapered tail, medium sidecut|
||Hybrid carbon cap & sidewall|
||Paulownia + poplar|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski mountaineering & touring|
|Notes||Half-sidewall adds durability and dampness|
|Compare to other Low-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Hey if possible could you provide me with a straight tape pull length on the 177cm and 183cm Vertex-X ?
1) If the snow is smooth, they ski great. Firm snow, corn, power, doesn't matter, these are fun. Very lively, can do little turns or big turns. They float nicely on powder and hold on hard snow. However, if the snow isn't so smooth, I start to get thrown around. Maybe a better skier could make them work better in rough conditions?
2) The uphill fun factor is for real. I've been touring for over 20 yrs and always enjoy skinning. So I was really surprised that the weight difference between these and my (fairly light) V8s could make such a difference. I really got a kick out of just floating up the skin track. I ended up taking these out more often than I expected to because of this.
Overall, I'm really happy with these skis and would certainly recommend them.
I mounted them with the Kreuzspitze SCTT binding and Binding Freedom inserts. No issues there. I'm not sure there is a better ski alpinism board out there.
My only complaint is that they don't come with a tip notch for front end skin attachment which, like most skimo racers, I prefer. Of course, I quick hit with a drill and dremel tool solved this shortcoming no problem. Details here.
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