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Opinions in Dynastar Speed Cross Series?

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I just picked up a pair of last year's 165 Speed Cross Pros (the ones w/Basalt fiber and POSSIBLY titanal--though I don't see the telltale signs of metal edges in the sidewall.) Trying to figure out whether I should keep them or exchange them for the softer Speed Cross model. Unfortunately, these don't seem popular in the US and there are very few reviews written about them online.

 

Anyway, I'm hoping for a lively frontside ski that has some (in-bounds) versatility to it, and can handle aggressive piloting but does not REQUIRE it at all times. I'm a 40yo, 5'4", 145lb, intermediate New England skier who needs to work on his skills after a long hiatus, but wants to have fun doing it! (I sometimes worry that adjectives such as "user friendly" can translate as "boring" on the hill, but conversely, I know "lively" can sometimes equate to exhausting or frustrating.)

 

If you have experience on either of these skis, please chime in. Thanks!

post #2 of 5

You should like these. They are solid on Ice and hardpack and pretty versatile front side skis. Too narrow for trees or deep powder, but for regular east coast on trail skiing, they are excellent. Damp with good rebound. I have a pair of speed courses which I was told by a Dynastar dealer become the speed cross when they introduced the speed course TI and I absolutely love them. My daily ski at Cannon Mountain NH. If you look at the specs sidecut radius ect. they are virtually identical to the speed course.

have fun on them. may I ask, where did you get them?

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My understanding is that the pro uses a better binding than  the standard speed cross and does not contain metal.

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Thanks Basil! I got them from ASO Sports on Ebay ($399 Pros, $299 Standards). They're located in Canada but ship from Niagra Falls, NY. (Pretty good to deal with, but expensive if you want to return/exchange.) Can't wait to try the Dynastars now!  Next season... Looks like I'll be keeping the Pro's then.
 

post #5 of 5

ASO is awesome. That is where I get my kids skis from every year. I have done business with them several times without issue. Enjoy them next season.

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