Mythic 97 CA Ski
The Mythic 97 Ski is a feathery light option from Dynastar, and it feels great on the uphill as well as the downhill. With a lightweight wood core, a carbon fiber laminate, and a versatile 97mm waist width, the Mythic will keep you powering up the ascent with enough leg strength left over to help yourself to a few more laps.
Weighing just over six pounds per pair, the Mythics are the lightest offering from Dynastar to date. This is achieved through a lightweight paulownia wood core sandwiched between two layers of carbon fiber. An ultralight top sheet and a lightweight base material make them only that much lighter. Never one to sacrifice downhill performance, Dynastar built the the Mythic to ski like, well, a Dynastar. The ski's rockered profile has a playful feel in the fluff, but will hold an edge when you're linking turns down steep couloirs and wide-open alpine zones. Full-length sidewalls add to the stable nature when you're picking up speed, while the progressive five-point sidecut offers plenty of float when you luck out with a bit of fluff up in the alpine.
- Lightweight touring ski for conquering backcountry lines
- 97mm waist can handle a variety of conditions
- Rockered profile keeps you afloat is soft snow
- Paulownia wood core is light and playful
- Carbon laminates have a high strength-to-weight ratio
- Sidewalls maintain edge grip and stability
- Five-point sidecut lowers swingweight and reduces hooking
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- Q & A
When you can only have one...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
... touring ski. I have last year's model now with about 35 days on them. Been very happy with these skis thus far. Skied them on a range of conditions including resort, continental powder, a week touring in Switzerland, and spring corn skiing in Colorado. Mounted with Fritschi Tecton bindings. For me, makes a great setup for travel and touring days when I’m not bringing fatter boards. I am 6’0”, 165lbs and the 184cm has been great. Thumbs up so far.
-Weight? They are very light. Your legs will thank you.
-Skier style? They turn effortlessly. Light weight and tight turning radius. Very nimble. If you are more of a slalom skier they will fit your style much better than someone who likes bigger GS turns. That said, they’ve held up fine at higher speeds and on harder snow and I feel I've got good edge control. At speed the shovel tips chatter some however.
-Powder performance? Float reasonably well for 97mm underfoot. They don’t smear exceptionally well like a fatter ski with more tail rocker but they're quite maneuverable. In deeper and lighter snow I’ve found them acceptable and pretty enjoyable still.
-Durability? Main question for me. Some chipping around the top sheet edges but nothing alarming and holding up okay. That’s probably the trade-off with a light ski.