Dynastar Contact 9 (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $915.00
Year: 2007
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 102/68/98
Lengths: 158, 165, 172, 178

Stability at speed: 3.90 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.58 / 5
Crud performance: 3.74 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.83 / 5

Pro Tip it up and hang on for slalom fun. Like the Dynastars in so many other categories, the Contact 9 lives for short turns. The trouble with short turns is that they almost always come in difficult packages. Not so with the Contact 9. While only one ski matches its Short Turns score, it stands alone in Forgiveness, with just the right amount of energy. With its lightweight milled-foam core, the Contact 9 will give Aspiring Experts the confidence to commit to their edges, knowing its shape will pull them out of the fall line without fail. But it’s no wimp, and skilled lovers of slalom arcs will be equally thrilled. "A wonderful ski," said Shaw. "Clear, crisp and energetic feel; lots of feedback; fun to ride." Con Has a tendency to swim when straight-running.