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Ski Test: Dynastar Speed Zone 10Ti

For so long ago I have not seen good cross-country skiing from Dynastar on tests, that I don’t expect anything interesting and I understand for sure that nothing new has appeared in this category, there are no hopes for improvement. But tests are tests and, perhaps, in today's snow on a new piste for a new mood and feelings will develop in a new way. Who knows who knows. We try.

No, as usual, no matter how those couch experts say, but if the ski does not go, then it does not go and no matter how you change the snow and the piste will not get any better. So in the current case, nothing in the sensations of skiing has changed. The ski as it was slurred and the curve as such remained. In the ski at the same time, incompatible things are combined: for a dynamic and stable ride they are soft, but they beat in the legs like hard rail skis. Usually, skis are soft if they are not dynamic but comfortable. But here the skis are neither dynamic nor comfortable.

In the cut corner, the skis go along the arc clearly, and there are no complaints. But they only go in a static position in the middle. Displacement forward or backward, as well as the dynamic transfer of weight from the nose to the heels in the direction of travel along the arc, leads to a breakdown from the cut path. The sock is soft, and it tends to bend to a smaller radius, the middle is stiff, and it goes along a larger arc, the tail is slurred, and it just drags behind the middle and along the arc they for three do not agree on the turning radius along which to go and as a result no radius . There are apparent problems at speed with stability. The sock is frankly soft and lacking for confident stabbing into the arc. Disruptions from cutting lead are not comfortable and returning to it is not easy, and you have to start the turn from the very beginning.

In a sliding turn, the most essential minus is that the skis hit the legs with irregularities in the piste and breaks from the grip. Skating is like moving on a washboard. At the beginning of the turn, it is worth leaning on the toe carefully and metered. Otherwise, he bends and flies past the turn. At the closure of the arc and the change of rotation, the tail of at least a load, at least not - there will be no return in any case.

There is a feeling that they didn’t put either a tree or anything valuable in the skis that can make skiing exciting and effective. Skis behave like perfectly standard carbon razors that can go, but only not fast, not sharply, not aggressively and not briskly - so, exceptionally nominally, from cafe to cafe.

Short turn
Long turn
Peak stability at a turn 3 / 14 m.
Dynamic turn radius 2 / 13 m.
Turn radius range 15 - 16 м.
Best piste 5 - 8
Testing condition
Red piste. Hard morning snow and corduroy. Good visibility. One ride test.
Boots: Tecnica Zero G (2017-18) - 110 flex.

Skis can be of interest only to those skiers who only need skiing to be, and which they are not necessary. Yes, you can somehow ride them, and they will work both on a hard piste and a broken one, but whether there will be pleasure and progress in technology from such skiing, no, it won’t. Ski experts are very weak. They are not suitable for growth because, although they give a sharp arc, they are curves.

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