Dynastar 2019 ski reviews
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... Read on
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... Read on
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.... Read on
The Speed Elite from Dynastar got this year's "Best ski 2019" award for this category.
The ski is clearly designed for performance and its short radius (13m) makes it hard to hide its slalom origins. It's great in all areas, including at high speed. Turn initiation is incisive, with rapid edge to edge, great stability in turns and fantastic punch at the end of turns, making it a very energetic... Read on
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... Read on
Dazzling holder of a PROSKILAB "Best ski" award last year and scoring very well in many other reviews, the Speed Zone 12 Ti remains well placed in this selection of the best skis on the market. However, it lost a few places on the scoreboard, probably due to the arrival of new competitors, softer snow conditions and slight changes to the ski's structure (the Active Air Core wood core is lighter).
The ski has excellent qualities overall. It's very well-balanced and offers good performance and comfort overall. Its character... Read on
The Mythic 97 CA from Dynastar displayed an enjoyable and docile character. It's an easy ski, that's relatively soft, contrary to what its CA name (for Carbon) would have us think.
The professional reviewers appreciated its comfort and overall user-friendliness in most snow conditions: "a consistent and easy ski to handle", "an easy ski", "enjoyable on all types of snow"...
The Mythic 97 CA is playful, agile and especially happy in short turns. With a 15-metre radius, it's almost a... Read on