Dynastar Glory 84 (2016)

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Rating: 3.27 / 5
Price: $600.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 84
Tip/Tail/Waist: 123-84-106
Lengths: 149,156,163,170

Stability at speed: 3.40 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.18 / 5
Crud performance: 3.38 / 5
Flotation: 2.55 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.53 / 5
Overall: 3.27 / 5

Here’s Dynastar just showing off, packing medal-winning performance and up-to-date design into an amazingly versatile ski that sells for 600 bucks. Rocker, tip taper, and a generous waist give it soft-snow skills. Sturdy sidewalls grip like hell on hardpack. A paulownia wood core keeps things light and responsive. It’s eager to get off the groomed, and hardcore girls with real-world budgets can use the savings to buy more lift tickets. Moffatt: “Flowy and smooth, like water-skiing. The feel-good ski.”

NOTES: The Glory 84 is Dynastar’s second-widest Glory series ski, with a 122 mm tip and 84 mm waist. It’s 14 m radius (at 163 cm), is also the second-longest of the series, designed for both weaving through tough-to-reach places and making wide open turns. And while it’s designed to hold up well on groomers due to its versatile technology, this is a ski intended to take into powder and other varied conditions as well. For something similar but wider, check out the Glory 89. And for something similar but skinnier, check out and Glory 79 and Glory 74.

This ski is part of Dynastar’s Glory series, which focuses on all mountain women’s skis intended to tear up any terrain. The overall construction of the series is highlighted by a light paulownia wood core with no metal laminates intended for decreased weight and light, lively performance. All Mountain Rocker technology brings moderate tip and tail rocker to help lift the ski up and over powder and other varied terrain, while a flat underfoot section and classic camber are designed for strong edge control. Natural Stance technology takes into account women’s lower center of gravity and shifts the ski’s pressure points to accommodate. Progressive 5-Point Sidecut technology moves the ski’s widest point slightly away from the tip and tail, intended for optimal turn imitation and reduced hooking. This is perhaps the most versatile women’s series Dynastar has to offer.

Dynastar, based in Chamonix, France, was founded in 1963. Its U.S. headquarters are in Park City, Utah.