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Rating: 3.21 / 5
Waist Width: 105
Lengths: 148, 153, 159, 165, 171
Stability at speed: 3.36 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.55 / 5
Crud performance: 3.06 / 5
Flotation: 1.61 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.64 / 5
Overall: 3.21 / 5
The returning Elite Light is a high-performance hard-snow carver for skilled technicians who know how to bend a ski and aren’t shy about speed. Its narrow waist (72 mm) and full-sidewall, wood-core laminate construction give it quickness, integrity and edge grip. Its 15-meter radius favor tight turns and high edge angles. And full camber delivers tip-to-tail edge grip and strong rebound across the hill into the new turn. It’s the only Dynastar women’s model with a poplar core – which is denser and damper than paulownia wood used in other models – for optimal power and high-speed calm.