• Dynastar Dynasty 1996

      • Review by Dubfish on Oct 13, 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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      • Review:

        I must say, these things are pretty killer. I found them at Salvation Army for five dollars and they came with Solomon 777 bindings. I went to Home Depot and bought some 1/2" copper pipe, about a foot of it, and cut this down to fit where the binding springs are: I now have infinite DIN bindings!

        The skis are made of metal as far as I can tell. They have super sick base graphics that say "Dynastar" in red lettering on a white background. The topsheets themselves are beige, and very durable (again, made of metal).

        These skis are traditionally mounted so at first I was leery about having so much ski in front of me. However, I quickly set aside my worries after seeing how fast these skis absolutely rip! I'm pretty unstoppable in these guys. I need to really reinvent my form for taking drops or working through mogul fields. I now know what the old guys mean when they say us kids that ski rockered skis have no idea how to ski things the way things used to be skied. It'll definitely be a few weeks before I get to backflips on these babies.

        The unique thing about the Dynasty is the presence of an AIRFLOW system on the nose of the ski. Rather interesting setup, apparently it is meant to channel in air at high speeds through the nose of the ski and then dump it out somewhere more productively than a regular ski does. Most of the time one's ski has such a small drag coefficient that I can't imagine this AIRFLOW system actually accomplishing anything productive. However, it does add a sweet element of cool retro-ness, (read: "I have no idea what I'm doing" -Dynastar) and it further adds to my compelling argument these days that Dynastar is the most bullshit performance ski company ever. I love their Dynastys, however! I'm just very glad the company never ended up being a dynasty in itself.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Dynasty
    • Manufacturer:
    • Dynastar
    • Year:
    • 1996
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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    • Ski Size
    • 196 ( 72-72-72 )
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