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Dynastar Speed Elite reviews 2019

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

This year, the Dynastar Speed Elite won the "Best Ski 2019" award for this category.

The ski is clearly designed for performance and, with such a short radius (13m), it struggles to hide its slalom DNA. It excels in all areas, including at high speed. Precise turn initiation, quick edge-to-edge transfer, great stability in the turn, and amazing rebound at the end of the turn make it a very lively ski that will be a blast to ski on.

The ski is not super demanding. Its overall performance is very predictable and confidence-inspiring, and expert female skiers will get the hang of it very fast.

However, you have to drive the ski, progressively adding pressure (especially at the end of the turn where the rebound may knock you off balance). You also have to put in a bit of effort. It is perfect for skiers that have already mastered carved turns. It is a good ski to improve on and can help skiers hone their technique.

The Speed Elite is an excellent ski for athletic skiers looking for a very dynamic ski that is not as demanding as a racing ski.

Review: Pros

  • Good overall performance
  • Stable and confidence-inspiring
  • Responsive
  • Lively and dynamic
  • Great rebound at the end of the turn
  • A versatile ski that can help skiers to progress

Review: Cons

  • Requires some technical ability

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.3
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.3
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
14.3
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3

Who's it for?

Good → Excellent

Manufacturer's remarks

A pure alpine bomb. Developed by our race department, the new DYNASTAR SPEED ELITE will surprise quite a few expert skiers!

Enjoy the feeling of a slalom ski without all that physical effort. It features World Cup rectangular sandwich construction with vertical sidewalls and Titanal plates to ensure power and precision. Modern sidecuts and a slight rocker in the tip provide more agility and forgiveness. Everything you will need in a slalom course or to carve up your favorite runs.

Features of the Speed Elite

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Elite
Year : 2019
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 163 cm
Tip size : 121 mm
Waist size : 67 mm
Tail size : 105 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 13 m

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018