Swiss brand Movement has its roots firmly in freeski and backcountry touring, and that probably goes some way to explain the characteristics of the Icon Ti 89.
It has good float for an all mountain ski and is quite good to throw around in the off-piste, but that is pretty much where the fun stops.
Movement has obviously listened to some of the feedback from last season and added a titanal plate under the binding, but even in soft snow the stability is poor and having the stiffer section under foot somehow amplifies the contrast with the lighter tip and tail.
Try and put the Icon Ti 89 into long turns and it flaps so much it feels like you're skiing with a pair of epileptic albatrosses strapped to your feet.
That feeling is amplified in crud or on hard-packed piste, and watch out if you come across a patch of ice, because you'll slide across wishing for some sort of edge to help you navigate your preferred course.
One of our testers labelled the ski as "arrogant, as it has no regard for which direction you want to go in".
Retailing new at £579 - without bindings - the Icon Ti 89 is also far removed from a price point where you could forgive some of its 'eccentricities'.
Unfortunately, in the increasingly competitive all mountain category there are far better options out there to spend your hard-earned dosh on.