Gear Question

These are apparently the lightest ski (for...

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These are apparently the lightest ski (for their dimensions) out there, was wondering about durability if compared to something similar (I.E. Völkl Nunataq, Sidestash) the stoke have a layer of graphite but is this enough to take the odd rock hit? I have heard that the Nunataq have very thin bases and yet they ares still heavier than the stoke.

how are these on steep icy descents? can they cope or are they unstable?

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Full disclosure: Dynafit rep here. Durability is very good, but a ski this light won't take extreme abuse the way a heavy ski with layers of metal will. No problem with the odd rock hit, etc. As far as steep icy descents, that may depend on speed and the skier. They feel great making hard, quick turns down anything, but if you open up the throttle on the firm they can get a little loose. Use for what they are designed for and they are the best tool out there!

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honestly these suck for anything but pow(my opinion). really these have rather poor duribility and i hate the bases. These definately are not stable and for steep ice? they will suck. You mentioned the sidestash, those rock and have far greater performance than these on anything. I'd check out the sidestash or hardside if I were you. You might not be able to cope with the stoke on steep icy decents. Check out the sidestash, coomback or hardside, you wont be dissapointed with those skis. In my book these are some of the worst skis out there, and kinda expensive for what you get too.

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humm, well that is a little conflicting..

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Durability is terrible. After ~25 days mine are falling apart.
Glancing off a rock (not a core shot, very minimal base damage) resulted in a cracked edge and the sidewall giving out.
Topsheet is delaminating as well. NOT impressed.