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The Go Fast is Movement's lightweight contribution to the freeride category but would they prove to be big hitters in our review?

Level
Advanced
Terrain
Freeride
Best for
Advanced riders who want a Movement ski light enough for touring and a little freeride to follow.
Price
£489
Season
2016/17
lengths
170,177,185
Bindings?
No
Smoothness
4
Versatility
5
Energy
4
Value
3
Performance
5
Overall Score
5

The Go Fast is an interesting attempt by the Swiss company Movement to try and create a true freeride ski that combines low weight with high-performance, but we are not convinced it works in this particular case.

At 1750 grams per ski the Go Fast is one of the lightest freeride options out there and Movement is keen to stress its versatility for those who want something that can be used for touring, as well as skiing the whole mountain.

The weight compares well with some of the chunkier backcountry skis available, matching the K2 Coomback for instance, but the Go Fast is still a couple of hundred grams more per plank than for example, the Scott Super Guide 95.

Movement have used carbon to try and add a bit of torsional rigidity to the light cottonwood core and the Go Fasts also have a more traditional camber underfoot to aid piste performance, but the ski lacks grip at high speeds and on hard snow or icy conditions.

That piste-orientated camber then has a knock-on effect of making the Go Fasts compare unfavourably in off-piste conditions against skis with rockered construction, and we found the ride bumpy and awkward compared to rivals we tried during our annual week of testing.

Movement's ambition to build a do-it-all ski should be applauded, but unfortunately the Go Fasts have ended up being a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.