Mountain Weekly News – Dynafit Beast 98 Ski Review – 1/18/2018

Photo above by Allison Seymour

Wow it’s been a while since I wrote anything that wasn’t just for me. It was a busy holiday season in Breckenridge and then the snow came back. This is the first of many reviews for Mountain Weekly News. Give them a like on Facebook so you can get all their great coverage in your feed.

Dynafit Beast 98 Ski Review

From the company that changed touring we have this great all around ski. A quiver of one? Perhaps. I got the ski after my trip to California last spring. I was looking for something that could handle spring lines and winter pow. What is the ideal width to balance corn and pow?

What mixture of stiffness would do the trick to allow for jump turns, edge hold on the firm, railing corn and the floating arcs of powder? I’m generally on a 105-110mm ski for powder and may go even bigger for those deep winter days. Float is fun, like surfing in the sky. Alternately I like a skinnier ski for corn and big mountain descents. My last spring ski was 90mm and it was super light; but my pack weight was almost the same even with the addition of approach shoes, but not when the ski boots were on the pack.

We skin up for the skiing. We climb couloirs for the skiing. Some people race up to race down to win a game. I’m in it for the descent; but the uphill has its merits as well… Read More

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