Movement Blink

2014

Women's Freeride
Movement
Price: £519.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 134-94-120
Turn radius 17 (167)
Lengths 159, 167, 175
Construction Light poplar wood core
Sidewall CTS
Light rocker
Strengths Stable and comfortable in the backcountry
Weaknesses Less balanced and unpredictable on hardpack

They say

The Blink has new-look geometry and a new light rocker tip. It’s suited to good skiers who like to get outside the groomed runs at every opportunity. 

We say

It feels much more user-friendly than the Movement Tattoo we tested last year.The new nose shape feels softer and works well off piste, floating up quickly and making it easy to start a new turn. This makes it easy to adjust through the arc and generally have fun in the powder. In these conditions it feels nice and stable, and gives a reassuring platform for medium-to-large turns. Serious backcountry aficionados would probably yearn for something fatter, but it feels at home away from the piste. On the groomed runs it felt a lot more unpredictable, with the tail gripping harder than the nose.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Gives a nice radius at faster speeds. Feels stable off piste, but more difficult to initiate turns on the piste
Rowena Phillips
Comfortable off piste, but felt quite terrifying on the piste!