Dynastar's iconic Legend Pro Rider Ski—even bigger and badder for 08 / 09.
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Anyone that is complaining this ski isnt stiff enough is probably that same kind of person that drives a 4x4 pickup with mud tires and never actually drives it off road....I am 6' 225 lbs and I can lay down some trenches. This ski has plenty of energy and stiffness. If you want a burlier ski than man up to the 194 XXL pro rider, or the rossignol phantom sc 108 or rc112 and good luck with that ACL repair because you "needed a stiffer ski". Bottom line this ski is more than enough for the average skier and deserves better reviews.
Just bought the 09/10 Legend Pro Riders...
Just bought the 09/10 Legend Pro Riders 176. I am a very aggresssive skier at a whopping 5'5'' 150. I've been skiing Rossy B'3s for the last three seasons at 168, is this going to be to long for me, or did I make the right investment? From what i've read here it sounds like they might throw me around eh?
I am an aggressive female skier who is...
I am an aggressive female skier who is looking to buy the women's version of this ski. I am in having a hard time deciding between the 166 and the 176. I ski in Utah most days of the winter. I am 5'6" and about 135lbs.
Go with the 176. Girls I know your size ski Stowe VT all winter on 176s... you will be happy when it's really deep and soft, and if you are a good skier, won't notice the difference on the not so deep and soft days
I'm an ex-racer, 6'2 - 235. Looking for a...
I'm an ex-racer, 6'2 - 235. Looking for a stiff "race type" ski that will charge on Squaw Valley powder days. Trying to decide between the Legend Pro Rider and Volkl Mantra. In addition to handling heavy powder at Squaw, I need a ski that can charge power turns on groomers. Concerned the LP could be too straight.
Hey Dan C. 6'2", 235lb and an ex-racer would demolish the new Legend Pros because they were softened after the 07/08 model. The Mantras would suit you a bit better stiffness wise, but a little small for a pow day at 96mm waist. I would suggest the Dynastar Pro XXL in either size (187cm if you like to turn a little, 194cm if you just straight up charge. It is a wider and stiffer traditional camber ski for sure), the Atomic Atlas in a 192cm (Atomic's race pedigree integrated into a huge, rockered pow ski) and if you want to buy American, try out the Moment Garbones in a 192cm (Will plow through anything). Hope this helps.
Ive been skiing 168 volkl all stars for...
Ive been skiing 168 volkl all stars for the past three seasons on the east coast. Im used to short skis and Im not sure whether to go with the 176 or the 184. 184 is what guys who are around 6'3 220 ski out here in the east. Im 6' 170 and 168 seems a little short but its no big deal. Ill be skiing all over Utah next year and was wondering which length would be best for an everyday driver?
I'm gonna say man up and get the longer ski. If you are skiing Utah, the length will help you tons. I'm 6'1", 195, and I have an everyday ski a 184, just not in this ski, and I think you will thank me later on.
I agree with Shane. Get the 184...you will be happier in the long run!
I was lucky enought to pick up the 07/08 model on Tramdock. I bought these to replace the Volkl Mantra from the 05/06 season. I loved the Mantras, but wants something a little stiffer that would have less chatter at high speeds. These skis rip! It's like skiing on rails. Perfect all around ski with none of the BS. Unless you hit the east coast this is a great everyday ski. If you want a true powder ski, I would go bigger.
I like the reviews and comments but concerned...
I like the reviews and comments but concerned about short radius turns given all the high speed super GS positive remarks. Make an annual trip to Baldface outside Nelson BC, steep tight trees, wind slab, champagne powder all in one run, can they make the quick turn when necessary.
Oh yeah, if you are a good skier, snapping out short turns in the trees should be no problem with these. The radius isn't super huge anyway, but you can power short turns out of them.
Pro Rider, Sweet Ride
I have been riding Dynastars legend series for years. Being old school myself, I like the traditional feel of them. I finally got to spend a day on the Pro riders with lot's of new snow. From everything from packed to deep, they transitioned smoothly between them all.
Is it bad if ski service mounted my bindings...
Is it bad if ski service mounted my bindings not in the center but litle backward ?
Nope, that's actually pretty standard.
Bindings mounted a little back will give you better flotation in powder. Mounted forward of center will make for a quicker turning ski. But they should not be more then about 2 cm either side of center.
your new aren't you?
I am trying to decide between the 184 and...
I am trying to decide between the 184 and 190 for this ski. I am 6'2" and 210lbs, ex Racer and expert skier but don't do much out of bounds or backcountry skiing. Any thoughts?
Go big or go home. 190 all the way. If you generally ski pretty aggressively you'll like the extra length, the ski will be more stable at high speeds. And when you hit the pow the longer skis will give you a little more float.
Not Bad, Yet Not Great Either
Well...it was an interesting test day for sure. 9 inches of wet snow on top of straight up crust which yielded for some interesting results. While I felt that this ski was overpowered kind of easily in most conditions, it plowed through
the tracked up wet snow like a friggin' plow. It might not make sense, but it did. Untracked pow deeper than its tip rise however made the Legend Pro Rider sink quite quickly because of its lower tip profile. Groomers treated it well, but not
fantastic because it took a bit of a lighter touch and a balance point that is further back on the ski than normal.
Who is it for: Skiers who are adept, yet have a lighter touch.
Who is it not for: Straight up powder skiers and people who hammer on their skis.
Long Turns: 3
Short Turns: 3
Dynastar Legend Pro Rider Alpine Ski-awesome skis
These ski might not be the best everywhere, but they are great everywhere. I would ski these any day without complaints.
Coming over from primarily snowboarding, took a little to get used to but these things are awesome! No speed limit at all! The ski I have always wanted and now have.
Does it all
I bought this as a backside ski that I could use occasionally on the front, but it is fast becoming my everyday ski. Skied in 12+ inches of powder yesterday beautifully, excellent float for the size. Although it is a beefier ski, it rides surprisingly light - while it is designed for speed and big turns, it is very nimble. Incredibly stable at speed as well as landing drops.
What's the diff between the Pro Rider and...
What's the diff between the Pro Rider and the XXL
The legend XXL is a fatter ski than the Pro Rider so it handles powder better but It has a larger turn radius and doesn't come in a variety of sizes
I currently ride a 168cm 8800 which are...
I currently ride a 168cm 8800 which are about 4 years old. I am 135lb and 5'7" an like to ski all off terrain. Should I go 166 with these? Also if I understand this model is a bit softer and more forgiving than last year so a good transition from my 8800?
That sounds like a great decision. This years legend is a little bit softer and more forgiving so it will be a great transition from the 8800. The legend is a much more responsive ski and you will be stoked on the upgrade. Go for it!
I am on my 4th season on the 8800 too. It is still my trusty all mountain GS racing ski. I just demoed the Pro rider and really liked it. It does have a considerable softer flex and skied much better in Pow then the 8800. I have a 176 8800 and demoed the 184 Pro rider. I only weight 150 and the 184 may have been more then I need, but I did not have any problem.
solid, stiff, tough-as-nails all mountain charger
this ski is NOT for the faint of heart. that being said, if you like race-like construction in a stiff-as-balls charging ski that can dominate just about anything your throw at it, this ski is a great choice. this ski does not excel at bumps nor deep blower pow with a 100mm waist, but just about anything else and this ski will give back everything you put into it and then some. a very fun ski!
I have been skiing some short boards for the past several years so I demoed some 185s . I wasn't really digging them for the first few runs because I was not really used to the length and weight compared to short skis, they got better after a few. They don't really lay down easy carves on regular groomers.
I was able to get them into some steeps and they handled well.
It wasn't till I swapped skis with my bud that I noticed the real difference these make in the crud. I can't compare them with the other Dynastar Models but these cut through very well. Took the same run twice on different skis and level of speed I was comfortable was much greater on these skis.
I wouldn't recommend these as an all mountain ski but they would work very well on steeps, in the powder, and railing through crud. I like to ski very fast and they performed well.
Best Pair of Skis I Own
By far the best pair of skis I own. Usually it takes some time to get a feeling for a new pair of skis, but I loved them the first run I skied on. They float great in powder and power through crud with amazing stability. I can ski fast over any type of snow without feeling the bumps and iced slush. They are a light ski so they don't weigh you down. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
my boys pick!
My fiance has the previous year ski and really loves them for powder days in Utah. No complaints with the ski at all. He also has the dynastar 8000's thanks to backcountry, but he still grabs for the pro riders 8 days of 10!