|Originally posted by d money:
I am looking at buying the 01/02 version of this ski, and was wondering if anyone skied this and had any thoughts. I am an intermediate who skis very agressively, and am probably developing at a pretty quick pace. Skied a pair of K2 Merlin IVs with Marker M9.1 bindings last week loaned to me (didn't have any problems handling, second time skiing in 4 years - but asking $250). These Dynastars w/ Look P12 bindings for $400 (used, maybe 10 times/excellent shape). Is this a ski I can handle and grow with. Ski groomed/hardpack. Thanks!
Hi, I bought this ski to share with my sons, both hard skiers, one's an instruster and the other a competitor in Cham Jam type events, I'm a little older and a lot slower. We all ski everything we can, piste or off-piste in France and conditions vary a lot. We are all fans of Dynastar skis, they seem to be tougher and better made than their Salomon or Rossi equivalents. I believe this is a ski best skied in short lengths, we use it in 168" but if you like this why not try Dynastar twin-tips, the candides are awsome or the Intuitiv range. In short I don't think you'll go wrong with a Sier Cross. We all love it, retail in Europe is around 400 Euros, say $250.00 and the Look 12 is a great binding for about £130.00.
Incidentally the dynastar factory is very close to Chamonix and they claim that their skis are developed on and around Mont Blanc.
Whatever you choose, good skiing.