Impressions: This is the Dynastar that I like- smooth, damp, but still with excellent snow feel. Likes to go fast, the faster you go, the smoother the ski feels. Turns quite easy for a 100mm ski, but small camber and long sidecut does not make for an exciting carver. However, it is infinitely better than 115mm Dynastar skis that I tried (HT and PR115); those only tolerate groomers, ProRider actually likes them, I was having good fun making fast GS turns on a groomer. Where this ski really shines is in mixed snow off-trail. It was almost effortless in corn snow, solid in crud, and extremely confident is a steep frozen chute that I decided to do to give the ski a workout. A variety of turn shapes is not a problem, the ski does not hand up or get deflected anywhere. Very confident ride. The sweet spot is surprisingly large, the ski does not really kick your b&tt for mistakes, but there is a definite preference and a sizeable reward for staying in front. On a fairly steep wide-open early morning groomer, I tried a centered stance and the ski started to slip and chatter, shifting the weight forward and skiing more aggressively quieted them down right away. As expected, the LPR stinks in frozen bumps, too stiff and too wide for them (and for my technique); I didn't get to try the soft bumps.
Verdict: a real Legend a daily driver for a charging expert or any strong skier who spends a lot of time off-trail.
P.S. A friend who is a very strong skier used these as his powder skis this year. They work just fine for him, but I think they make a lot more sense as a daily driver ski, I think they are not wide enough and too stiff for real powder skiing.
Edited by alexzn - 4/13/10 at 12:53am