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The Movement Ultimate is an all mountain ski designed to cope with the demands of freeride skiing when conditions suit - our review follows an on-snow test in March 2016.

Level
Advanced, Expert
Terrain
All Mountain, Freeride
Best for
All mountain freeride skiing for the advanced female rider
Price
£429
Season
2016/17
lengths
160,168,175
Bindings?
No
Smoothness
7
Versatility
8
Energy
7
Value
7
Performance
8
Overall Score
8

Movement is a Swiss based ski manufacture focused mainly on the freeride skier - they have an innovative approach to lightweight skis with aesthetics always pleasing to the eye.

Like many skis in the Movement range, we enjoyed the playfulness and agility of the Ultimate when off-piste - whether it's in pure powder, chopped up crud or spring snow conditions, but find turning on groomed slopes a more challenging experience.

They tend to understeer and the edges don't seem to know where to apply grip. This can sometimes be caused by bad tuning, but this is not the case as we get the same results time and time again.

Despite this, the Ultimate scored well during our 2016 on-snow test and for skiers who prefer a more responsive, rotational style of ski - good for tight turns in the trees, moguls and steeper gullies, then they are a good bet.

An ideal ski for a touring set up, they would suit a seasonaire who wants to get into the off-piste, but needs some versatility for all other conditions too. With the 88mm underfoot width, you won't be banging down fat turns on Alaskan spines, but you'' certainly look neat and tidy through the forest of Le Fornet.

The lightweight Curuba (sounds like a Mexican beach) wood core and 'dynamic tri-axial' layer offer up a confident constructional build that assures quality - although the price, compared with some other skis in the category, reflects that.

As always with Movement Skis, they look great, although of course we recognise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.