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Dynastar Proto Factory (2019)

2019 Men's Deep Snow Ski

Brand: Dynastar

Model: Proto Factory

Overall Score: 3.88 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

145-118-135

Lengths (cm)

189

Radius (m)

24

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.6 / 5

Playfulness

3.45 / 5

Forgiveness

3.45 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.3 / 5

Crud Performance

4.35 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.85 / 5

Flotation

4.4 / 5


2018/2019 Dynastar Proto Factory
Photo courtesy of Dynastar

Editor’s Choice 2019 – Men’s Powder Ski

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The latest addition to a long line of Dynastar’s hard-charging freeride skis, the Proto Factory isn’t for the meek. Testers were divided: those who allow their skis to finesse turns had trouble finding the sweet spot, but the bigger guys had a ball, especially at high speeds. The full poplar wood core keeps these fatties a bit lighter than expected, and a stout, poppy tail makes the Proto a top candidate for enthusiasts of Full Send. 

See all of our 2019 Editor’s Choice Picks for Gear here.

Strengths: Flotation, Crud Performance

Weakness: Forgiveness     

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