Dynastar Legend 88 2019
PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments
The reviewers were impressed by the Legend 88's qualities but found the bindings too central.
The ski has many qualities and the reviewers found it accessible, with easy turn initiation and rotation.
However, the central positioning of the binding made it impossible to add forward pressure in aggressive rides. The imposing tail in uneven snow conditions and heavy snow hampers rotation.
We tried mounting the bindings 4cm further back and this helped improve the ski's behaviour.
The Legend 88 is a very good ski that we recommend for intermediary to good riders. It's probably worth trying to mount the bindings a bit further back than the central positioning recommended by the maker.
- Good overall behaviour
- An easy and enjoyable ski for cruising
- Behaves well off the groomed runs (except for our comments below)
- Central positioning required
- Long tail due to the centralisation of bindings, hampering rides in the crud and even in powder
The ski review scores
|Short turn performance|
|Long turn performance|
|Skid turn performance|
|Soft snow fluidity|
|Freeride - Flotation quality|
|Handling in powder|
|Performance on hard snow|
|Freeride - Performance on hard snow|
Who's it for?
The legendary DNA. A pure Free All Mountain, with all of the Dynastar genes, from the most all mountain-oriented to the most alpine. Poplar + Titanal core sandwich construction for irreproachable grip on the hardest groomed runs; new Powerdrive technology for unfailing consistency no matter what the snow. Good pilot needed.
Features of the Legend 88
|Model :||Legend 88|
|Size tested :||180 cm|
|Tip size :||109 mm|
|Waist size :||88 mm|
|Tail size :||125 mm|
Reviewed by PROSKILAB™in La Clusaz, France, March 2018