BEST FOR: Advanced-expert, all-mountain women skiers.
LENGTHS: 156, 164, 171
SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600.00
OTHER MODELS: 82, 78
To develop an all-mountain weapon between its Legend and Intense lines of skis, Dynastar took a slide down memory lane. Inspiration for the Intense 4×4 family of three skis came from the narrow-waisted, all-mountain 4×4 skis of the late ’90s and early 2000s. Add modern materials and design and Ski Canada testers were smitten by the Intense 4×4 82 Pro. “Stable and easy to ski at low speed,” said Debbie Morrison. “When ramped up, it performs well. This ski loves speed, and it’s energetic in the bumps. A fun ski.” The core is a hybrid wood core with strips of polyurethane closer to the edges. This keeps the ski smooth without adding much weight. Titanium reinforcements add stiffness and energy transmission. An early-rise tip makes it “zippy in short turns,” according to Deanna Papineau. More intermediate and cruise skiers will likely find the other two models in the family more forgiving and easy-going. Otherwise, click into the 82 Pro and take it wherever you want.buyers guide, Dynastar, Dynastar Intense, ski test