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Dynastar Speed Zone 7 (Xpress) reviews 2019

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

In this category, we are looking for skis that are easy for lower level skiers to use, but that will also allow them to progress to carving.

The Speed Zone 7 from Dynastar is a perfect match for this category.

The ski is very accessible, intuitive, easy to handle: "It turns on its own." Very little physical effort is needed and the ski responds to the slightest movement of the skier. It is easy to pivot, despite the relatively long size we tested (175 cm), is consistent in skidded turns, and inspires confidence in less experienced skiers.

Our testers thought the Speed Zone 7 was a "very good ski to start off with."

The testers were also impressed by how forgiving the ski was, especially if you catch an edge.

But, more than anything, the Speed Zone 7 is a great ski to learn on. Skiers can progress very naturally and smoothly from skidded turns at low speed to carving at moderate speeds. You'll be surprised how easy carving turns is when you create slightly bigger edge angles. "It carves in every position" one tester noted.

The Speed Zone 7 is very stable, and it can accelerate more to reach even higher (but not excessive) speeds. Admittedly, the stability was increased because the model tested was fairly long.

The ski is so easy to use and so smooth in the turns, especially on soft snow, making it an absolute joy to ski on.

The Speed Zone 7 is a perfect ski for this category. It will help skiers who have mastered snow plow or stem turns to quickly progress to skidded parallel turns, and then on to carving, while gradually increasing their speed.

In short, it is one of the best skis on the market for skiers who want to improve their technique quickly.

Review: Pros

  • Accessible
  • Reliable, inspires confidence
  • Forgiving
  • Easy to pivot
  • Happy in long and short turns
  • Comfortable in skidded 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, not to mention a great performer, the Dynastar SPEED ZONE 7 ski does all in its power to help you enjoy new carving sensations as quickly as possible.

The Powerdrive Piste technology ensures a smooth and forgiving ride that will boost your confidence! A more versatile sidecut and sandwich construction with a new light Active Air Core for increased agility will help you progress quickly!

Features of the Speed Zone 7 (Xpress)

Brand : Dynastar
Model : Speed Zone 7 (Xpress)
Year : 2019
Family : Easy Cruisers
Size tested : 175 cm
Tip size : 120 mm
Waist size : 73 mm
Tail size : 104 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 15 m

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018