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Dynastar Speed 963 – Test 2022

Ski Test // 2021-10-25 // By

SKI CANADA TEST 2022

DYNASTAR SPEED 963 * ON-PISTE

BEST FOR: Making fast, tight turns in firm snow.

Judge this book by its cover. A deep sidecut, short stature and hefty weight suggested a tight-turning speed demon that can crush through anything. That’s just what testers found. “What a fun little firecracker,” wrote Steve Acciaroli. “Lively and quick.” It feels like a detuned race ski and, indeed, it shares the same Hybrid Core as Dynastar’s FIS slalom skis. It’s a mix of wood and polyurethane, a rubbery material that smooths out the ride. Just thinking about turning seemed to be enough to set it on edge. A sheet of metal that tapers into a V at the tip and tail adds stability and torsional power. It was happiest carving tight turns, and held on no matter how hard we pushed. But in longer turns it felt a little jittery. If you like to turn, rather than bomb, this should be your groomer ski.

LENGTHS:             156, 162, 168, 173

DIMENSIONS:        122/68/104 @ 168

RADIUS:               14 @ 168

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1100

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Dynastar Speed 963 – Test 2022

Ski Test // // By


SKI CANADA TEST 2022

DYNASTAR SPEED 963 * ON-PISTE

BEST FOR: Making fast, tight turns in firm snow.

Judge this book by its cover. A deep sidecut, short stature and hefty weight suggested a tight-turning speed demon that can crush through anything. That’s just what testers found. “What a fun little firecracker,” wrote Steve Acciaroli. “Lively and quick.” It feels like a detuned race ski and, indeed, it shares the same Hybrid Core as Dynastar’s FIS slalom skis. It’s a mix of wood and polyurethane, a rubbery material that smooths out the ride. Just thinking about turning seemed to be enough to set it on edge. A sheet of metal that tapers into a V at the tip and tail adds stability and torsional power. It was happiest carving tight turns, and held on no matter how hard we pushed. But in longer turns it felt a little jittery. If you like to turn, rather than bomb, this should be your groomer ski.

LENGTHS:             156, 162, 168, 173

DIMENSIONS:        122/68/104 @ 168

RADIUS:               14 @ 168

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1100

from Buyer’s Guide 2022 issue

all Ski Canada ski tests

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