Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 66
Lengths: 168, 175, 182
The 2017 Twister, part of Dynastar’s Factory Team series, might be the most specialized ski in the Dynastar line-and a rare offering these days: the dedicated bump ski. With its ultra narrow (67-mm) waist, soft flex, and lively, lightweight metal-free construction, it’s designed to slither through moguls with optimized quickness and fluidity.
Dynastar’s Factory Team series is a collection of elite-level high-expert skis built for the top-level performance Dynastar-sponsored athletes require in all disciplines. It includes two citizen racers (the Speed WC Master-a “cheater GS”-and the slalomesque Speed Zone 16Ti); a big, edgy, 105-mm freerider (Pro Rider); a 98-mm all-mountain jibber (Slicer Factory twin-tip), and a competition-level bumper (the 66-mm Twister). All are wood-core, vertical sidewall layups built for specialized performance, with few if any concessions to forgiveness, versatility, or ease of use.
Dynastar, along with sister brands Look, Lange, and Kerma (poles), is part of the privately owned Rossignol Group. It’s factory headquarters are in Sallanches, France, “in the shadow of Mont Blanc.” It was founded in 1963. -J.C.