Movement's Goliath Earns Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award

New ski brand wins multiple Editor’s Choice Awards for superior freeride performance – an honor that makes the Goliath one of the overall top scoring, award-winning skis for 2009.
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Fresh on the heels of receiving the Backcountry Magazine Editor's Choice Award for its Goliath model, Swiss-born Movement Skis, is proud to announce that their signature big mountain ski has also been awarded with the coveted Outside Magazine Gear of the Year – an honor that now makes the Goliath one of the overall top scoring, award-winning skis in the 2009 magazine ski tests.

Chosen above 169 other skis from some of the industry's most established ski brands, the editors at Outside awarded the Goliath saying the fat freeride ski “simply outperform every other ski in its class,” for its ”performance on firmer snow conditions,” “a snappy feel overall,” and “it's surprising agile edge to edge on hard-pack and making quick turns in trees.”

One Outside Magazine tester summarized the Goliath by saying, “It had the best edge hold of any fat ski I've ever tried.”

Also recognized by many of the ski industry's leading freeskiing publications, the Goliath has earned the Skier's Choice Award from POWDER Magazine, Skiing Magazine's Ski Test Finalist Award, and the Best Buy honor from Ski Press.

Incorporating the same award winning materials and construction as the Goliath, other skis in Movement's 2009 collection recognized for their exceptional handling and performance include the shorter, snappier Goliath Sluff, the all-mountain Yaka Jam, the jib worthy Baggy, the women's Silk, Spicy, Black Rose and Chicka, and the telemark Akoma.

Designed in Switzerland and made in Tunisia, Movement skis manufactures all if its big-mountain freeride and freestyle skis in its own factory using proprietary high performance wood cores derived from selected round timber like Okume, Karuba, and Poplar - all originating from certified sustainable forests endorsed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These global watchdog organizations provide an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood products that they are promoting the sustainable management of the world's forests.

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