Illegal in certain countries.
The Dynafit Meteorite Ski was just too light and too fun, which is why it had to be banned by the International Coalition for Miserable Backcountry Travel—a little known governing body formed to ensure skis are either light or wicked awesome for the descent, but certainly not both. Thankfully, the ICMBT isn't sanctioned in the US, so you still have access to this ridiculously versatile and playful ski for long days touring and harvesting buttery turns on any type of snow.
With a poppy and forgiving ash and poplar ride core, carbon speed stringer, and 97mm waist width, you'll be surfing, smearing, floating, and carving whether you encounter windbuff, cold smoke, suncups, or boilerplate. The full sidewall, rockered tip and tail, traditional camber underfoot, and zippy 18-meter turn radius provide excellent responsiveness and easy turn initiation. Any ski touring vet knows the down isn't so fun when you're demolishing your hip flexors by dragging heavy skis up the skintrack, so Dynafit kept the weight down to around four pounds a ski—that way, your legs won't be quivering from the ascent when you're sizing up your line, but perhaps they'll be quivering in anticipation of flexing right into the sweet spot of these versatile planks.
- A light, playful, and forgiving ski for backcountry fun
- Super versatile 97mm waist excels in variable snow
- Rockered tip, slightly raised tail, and camber underfoot
- Ash and poplar core facilitates power transfer to edges
- Semi-cap construction balances weight and durability
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- Q & A
Fun, stable, versatile, light
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Dynafit was nice enough to let me use these last spring for a ski camping trip in Colorado in March. I wanted something light because we were hauling heavy packs in but also something powerful to ski fast fluid lines. The meteorite performed. We were mainly skiing powder and corn. The tip rocker provided great float in the powder, while the side cut and camber profile make carving the corn super fun. I did not get to test the meteorite on ice or really variable snow but the tail seems strong enough to handle it all. This will definitely be my spring mountaineering ski and it will have to handle all conditions. The shape and construction make the meteorite a versatile yet extremely fun ski. I would classify it as a skier's ski. Not an ultralight mountaineering ski. Also one could mount these up with some alpine bindings and use it as an everyday resort ski. If you can only afford to have one ski I would chose this because it can do it all but is still super fun.