April 17, 2016 Getting to Know You: Dynastar Mythic & Scarpa F1 Gear

Getting to Know You: Dynastar Mythic & Scarpa F1

Quick thoughts here on the Dynastar Mythic and Scarpa F1. The Mythics are mine—I bought them after trying them last year at WWSRA Mammoth. The boots are next year’s model, sans tronic mechanism, on loan from Scarpa (more...)...

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February 16, 2013 Dynastar Cham HM 97 Gear

Dynastar Cham HM 97

Dynastar’s oddly-shaped Cham 97 returns unchanged for the 2013-2014 season, in both standard (metal) and High Mountain (Paulownia) editions. The High Mountain versions of the Cham line were initially sold as touring-oriented skis. However, following their debut season, Dynastar realized skiers were finding the metal-free HM models to be outstanding (more...)...

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February 12, 2013 Dynastar Chrome 78 Pro Gear

Dynastar Chrome 78 Pro

Is the era of rockerless skis finally over? Dynastar’s tip-rockered 2013-2014 Chrome 78 Pro replaces one of the very last holdouts, the thrilling Speed Course Ti. Debuting for the 2013-2014 season, the Chrome Pro is part of a new all on-trail ski series designed to offer expert and even elite-level carving performance by updating Dynastar’s (more...)...

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February 11, 2011 Dynastar Course WC Gear

Dynastar Course WC

These skis scared me—and that was long before I even put them on the snow. Take a look at that narrow tip and tail. Pay particular attention to that expansive 23.6-meter turn radius. And how about a crazy-slender 66mm waist underfoot? Indeed, riding Dynastar’s Course World Cup ski, a pure-blooded GS race board, is somewhat (more...)...

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February 4, 2011 Dynastar Course Ti Gear

Dynastar Course Ti

Immediately following a much-too-few blazing runs on Dynastar’s Speed Course Ti ski, the entirety of my written notes consisted of two words: “I’m Sold.” The Course Ti, part of Dynastar’s Speed series, is a formidable reminder that while Rocker may be the next big thing for powder skis, camber reigns supreme when it comes to (more...)...

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