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Dynastar Speed Master GS R22 reviews 2020

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Best ski 2020

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

After some difficult years in which the products of Rossignol/Dynastar were poorly rated by Proskilab, it is clear that the group has been able to go uphill and offer products particularly suited to certain market segments.
In these performance-oriented categories, the group's models have become essential. It should be noted that their success is due in part to the R22 "race" plate, which boosts the skis' behaviour. The same models systematically lost a few seats when reviewed with the group's "Konect" consumer plate.

The Speed Master GS, already "Best Ski" last year, is once again at the top in this category.

The ski is "built for performance". The testers noted behaviour very similar to a competitive ski: "a real giant ski!"
It is extremely stable and allows you to go at reprehensible speeds with a great sense of safety. The quality of the ski–snow contact, the "monstrous" grip and the accuracy of the handling were also noted by the reviewers.

It requires some technique to be fully exploited. On the other hand, it is relatively tolerant for this level of performance. The reviewers describe it as a "progressive" ski, capable of operating with relatively little commitment and giving the best of itself as you accelerate.

The ski doesn't boost very much at the end of curves, which is a disadvantage for our professional reviewers, but which will make the less technical skiers safer.

The ski is imperial on large curves, at very high speed. It is a little more demanding but also works when the radii are shortened.

In short, the Dynastar GS R22 is a high-performance ski that we recommend to all skiers, of very good or even expert levels, who want to discover or rediscover the sensations close to those of a competition ski.

Review: Pros

  • High-flying performance
  • Sensations of real giant skis
  • Behaviour in wide turns and at very high speed
  • Exceptional anchorage and grip
  • Progressive flex, tolerant ski for this level of performance
  • Able to shorten corner radii when needed

Review: Cons

  • Some reviewers lamented a lack of boost at the end of curves

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.7
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
19.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5

Who's it for?

Very good → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

World Cup construction rectangular sandwich with R22 World Cup plate/Titanal/vertical sidewalls. Developed by our racing department, the new SPEED MASTER GS is a powerful and vibrant giant Slalom ski that redefines pleasure on the piste and between the stakes. The structure is directly inspired by giant World Cup Slalom skis combined with more modern edge lines than those imposed by the FIS to exceed the expectations of the most demanding Alpine skiers. The power and stability of a GS World Cup ski, plus agility!

Features of the Speed Master GS R22

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Master GS R22
Year : 2020
Family : Giant slalom
Size tested : 180 cm
Tip size : 113 mm
Waist size : 710 mm
Tail size : 96 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 21 m

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2019