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Dynastar Speed Master GS R22 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
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Best ski 2019

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

Already a winner last year, the Speed Master GS with its R22 "racing" plate has reaffirmed its incredible performance this year.

Along with its twin, the Rossignol Hero Master, this ski out-paced all the competitors in the "Giant Slalom" category where we're looking, above all, for high-performing skis that nonetheless remain accessible to a non-racing public.

The skis mainly stand out for their exceptional performance, including on hard pack at very high speed. Edge grip is faultless.

The intuitive nature and smoothness of this super-charged, high-performing Speed Master is astonishing. The ski absolutely "rolls out turns" with no particular steering effort. The ski is also very reassuring, edge hold never seems to falter and the speeds it can reach are unbelievable.

Obviously, it's a bit more demanding in shorter radius turns but it's still globally efficient.

Featuring the group's R22 plate, the Speed Master from Dynastar and the Hero Master from Rossignol are exceptional skis that we recommend for a wide array of riders. Good and very good riders will love this very efficient and forgiving ski that will help them to up their performance and improve their technique. Expert and competition riders will get a great deal of pleasure out of it as it's more versatile and intuitive than a pure FIS competition ski.




Review: Pros

  • A pure adrenalin-boosting machine
  • Outstanding performance
  • Incredible grip and stability
  • Consistent, forgiving and relatively accessible
  • Lively turn rebound

Review: Cons

  • It's only logical, the ski is less comfortable and more demanding (but still good) in short turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0

Who's it for?

Good → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

World Cup sandwich construction with full-length vertical tip-to-tail sidewalls/Titanal/World Cup R 22 Plate developed by our race room, the new SPEED MASTER GS is a powerful and energetic Giant Slalom ski that rewrites enjoyment on the piste and between the gates. Structure directly inspired by World Cup Giant Slalom skis with more modern side cuts than those required by the FIS, it will exceed the expectations of the most demanding alpine riders. It has the power and stability of a GS World Cup ski as well as astonishing dexterity!


Features of the Speed Master GS R22

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Master GS R22
Year : 2019
Family : Giant slalom
Size tested : 175 cm
Tip size : 98 mm
Waist size : 68 mm
Tail size : 116 mm
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