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The Best Women’s Frontside Skis of 2022: Dynastar M-Pro 84 W

The Dynastar M-Pro 84 W impressed SKI's testers with how forgiving, light, and accessible it is. Read SKI's full review and ranking here.

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Brand: Dynastar

Model: M-Pro 84 W

Overall Ranking: #4

Overall Score: 3.9 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

122-84-105

Lengths (cm)

149, 156, 163, 170

Radius (m)

14 (163cm length)

Waist Width (mm)

84

Gender

Women's

Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Rocker Technology

Yes

Core Material

Poplar Wood, PU

Stability at Speed

3.86 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.27 / 5

Playfulness

4.27 / 5

Forgiveness

4.41 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.91 / 5

Crud Performance

3.59 / 5

Flotation

2.73 / 5

2022 Dynastar M Pro 84 W

For the second year in a row, the Dynastar M-Pro 84 W impressed our testers with how forgiving, light, and accessible it is to women of all ability levels.

Dynastar’s Hybrid Core—a combination of poplar wood and PU—makes this ski so easy to swing around and enter into and out of turns. Because of this, testers ranked the M-Pro 84 W the most playful and forgiving ski in the Frontside category.

“It’s a smooth, easy, confidence builder with a huge sweet spot,” says tester Tracy Gibbons. “But it prefers groomers over the ungroomed and moderate-sized moguls to huge bumps.”

While the Dynastar M-Pro 84 W’s Titanal Rocketframe still gives it enough integrity to hold an edge on hard snow, testers agreed that the M-Pro 84 isn’t built for hard-charging or high-performance carving. It’s just a little too light to feel solid and stable at high speeds and at high edge angles, which is why testers gave it lower scores in Stability at Speed and Hard-Snow Integrity.

“It’s a nice, snappy ski for the frontside and has that typical Dynastar pop,” says tester Marina Knight. “I just wish it didn’t ski quite so light—I wanted to feel a little bit more underfoot. That said, it’s a fun ski to dance around on.”

But if the ski were any heavier, it wouldn’t be nearly as playful, forgiving, or approachable to women of varying ability levels—and all testers agree that this is the M-Pro 84’s best quality. That, and the ski’s big sweet spot, which doesn’t only respond to edging and allows skiers to also skid and smear turns.

On that topic: Are you carving or skidding down the hill? Here’s how to tell

The Dynastar M-Pro 84 W may have a speed limit, and it’s not the most dependable in crud, but it sure is easy and fun. And just look at that price point—this is an every-woman’s ski in every way. Says tester Courtney Harkins: “Really solid. Anyone could ski this ski, from a beginner to a pro.”

  • Strengths: Forgiveness (1st in category), Playfulness (1st)
  • Weaknesses:  Crud Performance (9th), Stability at Speed (10th)

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Dynastar M-Pro 84 W – 2021 Women’s Frontside Ski Review

When the short turn comes back in vogue next season, the credit should go to the Dynastar M-Pro 84 W. This ski wowed testers with its vim and vigor thanks to Dynastar’s M-Pro construction—a hybrid core of poplar and PU. Testers agreed that this ski’s standout characteristic is its agility. Yet for all its pop and pizzazz, it doesn’t disappoint in the stability or speed departments either, though testers caution it’s out of its depth in the crud. Says tester Georgie Bremner: “Magnificently forgiving yet still wonderfully high performance. Full of good vibes.”

2021 Dynastar M-Pro 84 W Scores Score out of 5
Quickness 4.61
Playfulness 4.44
Forgiveness 4.22
Hard-Snow Performance 4.22
Crud Performance 3.61
Versatility 4.22

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