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Dynastar Speed Zone 7 (Xpress) 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
BEST SKI

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Best ski 2019

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

In this category, we're looking for accessible skis for the weakest riders that will nonetheless help them to progress towards carving.

The Speed Zone 7 from Dynastar is a perfect match for the programme.

The ski is very accessible, intuitive, easy to handle ("it turns on its own"). Very little physical engagement is needed and the ski responds to the rider's slightest request. With easy rotation (despite a relatively large size: 175 cm) and consistency in skid turns, it's very reassuring for the least experienced riders.
For our reviewers, the Speed Zone 7 is a "very good ski to begin with."

The reviewers also noted its extremely forgiving nature. In effect, the ski is very forgiving, especially with edge mistakes.

But, above all, the Speed Zone 7 is a very adaptable tool. Riders can transition very naturally and smoothly from slow skid turns to carving at medium speed. You'll be surprised how easy carving turns is when you engage a stronger edge angle. "It carves in every position" one reviewer noted.

Very stable (true, this was helped by the size of the model reviewed), the Speed Zone 7 can accelerate again and again to reach higher (but still reasonable) speeds.

The ski's easy handling and smooth turns, especially on soft snow, make it extremely enjoyable.

The Speed Zone 7 is a perfect ski for this programme. It will help riders to master the snow plough or the stem and to make easy progress to parallel skid turns, followed by clean arcs and carving, while gradually stepping up their speed.

In short, it's one of the best skis on the market for riders who want to make technical progress.


Review: Pros

  • Accessible
  • Consistent and reassuring
  • Forgiving
  • Easy rotation
  • Happy in long and short turns
  • Comfortable in skid turns
  • Stable

Review: Cons

  • Slightly more demanding in short turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.3
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0

Who's it for?

Beginner → Good

Manufacturer's remarks

Exceed your expectations. Light and lively, as well as a powerful performer, the Dynastar SPEED ZONE 7 alpine ski does all in its power to help you enjoy new carving sensations as quickly as possible.

Benefit from the comfort and forgiveness of the Powerdrive Piste technology to boost your confidence! Sidecuts with greater adaptability; a sandwich construction featuring a new light Active Air Core for enhanced performance and faster progress!


Features of the Speed Zone 7 (Xpress)

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Zone 7 (Xpress)
Year : 2019
Family : Intermediate
Size tested : 175 cm
Tip size : 120 mm
Waist size : 73 mm
Tail size : 104 mm
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