Dynastar 2019 ski reviews
Already a winner last year, the Speed Master GS with the R22 race plate confirms its superior performance this year.
Along with its twin the Rossignol Hero Master, this ski outperformed all the other skis in the "Giant Slalom" category where we are looking for high-performance skis that are still accessible to recreational skiers.
The skis stand out for their exceptional performance on hard... Read on
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... Read on
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... 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 testers were impressed by the Legend 88's qualities but were disappointed that the bindings were center-mounted.
The ski has numerous qualities: Accessibility, ease in turn initiation, and ease in pivoting.
However, the central mounting of the binding made it impossible to add forward pressure when turning aggressively. The longer tail also impeded pivoting in variable and heavy snow.
We tried mounting the bindings 4 cm farther back and this improved the ski's performance.
The Legend 88 is a... Read on
In 2018, the Speed Zone 12 Ti won the coveted PROSKILAB "Best Ski" award and scored very well in many other ski reviews as well. This year, it still holds a good position in our selection of the best skis on the market. However, it dropped a few spots in the rankings, 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’s main features are the same. It is well-balanced, smooth, and performs well. It... 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 to handle ski", "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 virtually... Read on