Dynastar skis!!! Yeah, I know many of you ski on them and love them. Hell, I skied on them and loved them until… I bought a pair of Assault V 8’s and a few months later (with less than 10 days on them) I broke them. No problem, I have broken or bent all but 2 skis that I have owned during the past 25 years, and without exception had warranty repairs or replacements even when unwarranted (I sent a pair of 3 year old Élan demo ski’s back on a bent ski issue and they still replaced the ski – did I say, I love Élan?). Not this time. Dynastar would not even talk to me about the problem – the ski was more than 6 months old, were not going to replace it. I no longer ski on Dynastar and I bitch about them as often and as vocally as possible.
Since all the busted skis were returned and replaced, I have only two pair in my possession, the Dynastar’s above and a pair of Dynamic VR 17’s, which I bent and stopped skiing “because I liked my Head’s better”. Ok, so I didn’t know they were bent and only found out much later. Dynamic had already replaced 2 pair of the VR 17’s for me. Did I mention I love Dynamic???
Like your buddy, I skied on the above skis, after they broke, for an hour or two before realizing that Mt. Hood Meadows was having free demo days that afternoon. I was so pissed that the ski had broken dropping into a mogul field with pathetically small bumps, I was going to take my frustration out on the ski. I skied everything with that broken ski, steeps, bumps, what a weird day. But the demoing was great fun and the price was right!!! I have skied on many bent skis without knowing they were bent. I just thought I was not performing or was tired or... Only to find out when I placed the skis on the bench to tune them that night that one has significantly less camber that the other, or even a reverse camber. Oops.