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Dynastar Speed Master Konect 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

With its specialised racing plate, the Speed Master from Dynastar excelled in the "Giant Slalom" category. Here, it's in a less demanding category and features the simple mainstream "Konect" plate by the Rossignol group (which owns the Dynastar company).

Having a more flexible plate doesn't alter the ski's intrinsic qualities and it retains its race-inspired qualities. The Speed Master effectively stands out for the incisiveness, stability and edge grip that make it so awesome. The ski's energy and overall performance, together with its intuitive behaviour, provide a great deal of pleasure and the professional reviewers were really enthusiastic: "pure bliss!", "a playful ski that's ready for anything", "we ski without thinking"...

The level of performance is logically not quite up to that of the Speed Master with a R22 plate, reviewed in the "Giant Slalom" category. On the other hand, its user-friendliness and comfort have improved.

The Giant Slalom ski DNA inevitably makes it more demanding in short turns.

We recommend the Speed Master with the "Konect" plate for all good to expert riders who want a great tool to seamlessly carve out swooping long turns. More athletic riders might prefer the version with the R22 racing plate.

Review: Pros

  • Excellent grip
  • A ski designed for speed that accelerates in the turn
  • Intuitive
  • Fast turn entry, an incisive and playful ski
  • Exceptional stability
  • Overall enjoyment and plenty of adrenalin

Review: Cons

  • A typical "Giant Slalom" ski that’s more demanding in short turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.8
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.7
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.7
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.8
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.4
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
15.6

Who's it for?

Good → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

For those in the know. Freed from the FIS-imposed requirements, the new SPEED MASTER KONECT boasts all of our race-room know-how to satisfy expert riders dreaming of the perfect curve.
All the power and precision of a World Cup rectangular sandwich construction with full-length vertical sidewall construction and Titanal plates, directly inspired by World Cup Giant Slalom skis. Featuring modern sidecuts and a light rocker for enhanced agility and turns that are more aggressive than ever.


Features of the Speed Master Konect

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Master Konect
Year : 2019
Family : Piste performance
Size tested : 175 cm
Tip size : 114 mm
Waist size : 71 mm
Tail size : 97 mm

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018