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Can anyone tell me about the 2005 Dynastar Contact 11 ST?

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Picked these up at a local ski swap in mint condition.  Apparently they only have 15 days on them.  They don't even look like they have been skied.  They were too cheap to pass up, and I know nothing about them.

 

They are 67mm underfoot, and I searched for reviews but everything is based on newer models that are 72mm on up.  This is a 178, 112-67-101 (not quite sure on tip and tail dimensions) 17m radius.  Vertical sideway tip to tail.  Meduim flex.  Looks like a great frontside burner.

 

Can anyone talk about how they perform?  Any good in bumps? Crud?

 

Thanks!

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Tried inserting a photo but it won't let me for some reason.  They are black and red.

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 They were a decent hard snow ski.  Just hope you don't need them this year.

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 They were a decent hard snow ski.  Just hope you don't need them this year.

Amen to that!

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Any other comments welcome.

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Dynastar's Contact ski line were their high end, detuned race skis, so, I would expect them to be competent carvers and  best used on hard snow. At 17m turning radius, they are more a cheater GS ski than Sl. At 178, they should not have much of a speed limit. Some reviews state  they are heavy, but, that only applies to carrying them or while riding chairs. They should be ok in crud, bumps not so much, but, your technique in bumps is more important. 

 

FWIW, I ski a 5 year old SL carver from Head and it is still works great, so I would not be concerned about the age of the Contacts. Let us know when you finally get on them.

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Living Proof-Thanks for the detailed response.

 

As far as bumps and for comparison sake, I owned the Volkl Superspeed and  Volkl P60 from about 5 years ago in a 175 and 181ish respectively and absolutely loved these 2 specifically in the bumps, but also owned the Atomic LT 11 in a 180 and thought they were lousy in bumps.  I am hoping they ski in the bumps as well as the said Volkls.

 

I skied the Superspeeds until they literally fell apart.  The tips ultimately delamed beyond repair.  I wish I could find a suitable replacement for that ski!

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Here's an old review from Real Skiers for a Dynastar 67 waist Contact ski. I'm thinking this may be a year or 2 newer than yours, but, it appears pretty much the same ski.

 

http://www.expertskier.com/members/2007/carryover_models/dynastar/course.html

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I have been skiing these all season so far.  Groomers are killer.  Great quickness and ease in moguls.  The ski is stiff and damp.   Beaver Creek reported 1 inch of new snow as of 5am this morning.  It dumped all morning and by 9am, there was 8-10 inches of snow.  These skis were great in the pow!  I forgot how fun skinny skis can be as they are so quick edge to edge, and predictable.  The better I have become as a skier, the more I am appreciating skinnier skis.

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It is a very good ski. Damp, smooth, typical Dynastar, powerful tip.  Great carver and pretty decent bump ski; you will like ripping around on it!

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