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The Best Women’s All-Mountain Wide Skis of 2022: Dynastar M-Pro 99 W

Intermediates looking to get off the groomed would do well to consider the Dynastar M-Pro 99 W.

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Brand: Dynastar

Model: M-Pro 99 W

Overall Ranking: #12

Overall Score: 3.67 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

125-97-115

Lengths (cm)

154, 162, 170, 178

Radius (m)

15m (162cm length)

Waist Width (mm)

97

Gender

Women's

Level

Intermediate to Expert

Rocker Technology

Yes

Core Material

Poplar, PU

Stability at Speed

3.63 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.92 / 5

Playfulness

3.71 / 5

Forgiveness

3.79 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.50 / 5

Crud Performance

3.58 / 5

Flotation

3.54 / 5

2022

The widest ski in the women’s all-mountain M-Pro line is a tad more demanding than the narrower Dynastar M-Pro 84 W, but it’s still one of the more forgiving skis in this All-Mountain Wide category thanks to its lightweight Hybrid Core of poplar and PU.

As one of the narrower and lighter skis in this category, it’s easy to throw around and quick to initiate turns, qualities our testers loved for crushing bumps and zipping short turns down the fall line. But then, Dynastar is known for engineering skis that have their own personality, and this one is no exception, with testers saying its energy is something to write home about.

“Super fun, flirty, and thriving,” noted tester Katie Ryan. “It can bop down anything and stay above the chunder. A little floppy in the tip at high speed but easy to roll up on edge. This is the Aperol Spritz of skis—fun, and universally liked.”

The only downside to this energy: Testers found that the Dynastar M-Pro 99 W behaved a little squirrely at speed, especially on hardpack.

“These skied short and I didn’t feel super confident to go for it at speed at first,” comments tester Wendy Crosby. “They’re fun for making short turns through the steep crud, though. I think I would have enjoyed these skis in a longer length and felt more confident in longer turns and at speed.”

The short effective edge on the M-Pro 99 W is due to the ski’s generous rocker profile, which is amazing for keeping skiers above the fray off-piste and helping them smear tight turns in bumps and trees. But it does mean that skiers have less edge to work with on groomed terrain.

Those shortcomings aside, what’s great about the Dynastar M-Pro 99 W is that it will gently guide an intermediate off the groomed and teach her a thing or two about skiing with rhythm and style.

Says tester Tracy Gibbons: “The M-Pro 99 W is a great all-mountain tool for aspiring skiers.”

  • Strengths: Quickness (5th in category), Forgiveness (8th)
  • Weaknesses: Hard-Snow Integrity (11th), Flotation (11th)

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