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Dynastar Speed Master Konect 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

With its racing plate, the Dynastar Speed Master excelled in the "Giant Slalom" category. Here, the same ski is in a less specialized category and features the simple "Konect" plate from the Rossignol group (which owns Dynastar). The Konect plate is geared more towards a recreational skier.

Having a more flexible plate does not alter the ski's intrinsic characteristics, and it retains its race-inspired qualities. The Speed Master stands out for the precision, stability, and edge grip that make it so awesome. The ski's liveliness and solid overall performance, together with its intuitive nature, make it a total blast to ski on. The pro testers were really enthusiastic: "Pure bliss," "a playful ski that's ready for anything," and "can ski without thinking" were some of their comments.

Of course, the level of performance is not quite up to that of the Speed Master with the R22 plate reviewed in the "Giant Slalom" category. On the other hand, the Speed Master Konect is more accessible and easier to use.

As expected, its Giant Slalom DNA makes it more demanding in short turns.

We recommend the Speed Master with the "Konect" plate for all advanced to expert skiers who want a high-performance ski to carve dynamic long-radius turns. More aggressive skiers might prefer the version with the R22 racing plate.

Review: Pros

  • Excellent edge grip
  • A ski designed for speed that accelerates in the turn
  • Intuitive
  • Fast turn initiation, a precise and playful ski
  • Exceptional stability
  • Super fun, amazing sensations

Review: Cons

  • Like most giant slalom skis, it is 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 FIS-imposed specifications, the new SPEED MASTER KONECT still benefits from all our race department know-how and will appeal to expert skiers in search of the perfect carved turn.
All the power and precision of a World Cup rectangular sandwich construction with full-length vertical sidewalls and Titanal plates, and directly inspired by World Cup Giant Slalom skis. Featuring a modern sidecut and a slight rocker for increased agility and more aggressive turns.


Features of the Speed Master Konect

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Master Konect
Year : 2019
Family : Carvers
Size tested : 175 cm
Tip size : 114 mm
Waist size : 71 mm
Tail size : 97 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 18 m

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018