Dynastar’s M Pro range has four models with the 99 version hitting the sweet spot for freeride skiers looking for a versatile ride across the whole mountain, but with a tilt towards off-piste terrain the majority of the time. It’s a powerful ski aimed at experts that can handle all terrain, at all speeds and can also get the most out of an edge on hardpack snow.
The hybrid wood core combines with a titanal frame that offers stability, edge control and responsiveness, all with a lightweight feel for what is a traditional lift-serviced freeride ski. Tourers should look towards the M Tour range, specifically the 99 to compare with the M Pro.
Like many Dynastar freeride skis over the last few years, turning veers on the understeering side, meaning that pressure needs to be applied progressively and actively to steer the skis through the turn. They don’t whip around, but that suits many skiers, especially aggressive hard chargers that apply a lot of power through each turn at higher speeds.
What the M Pro 99 offers though, is a solid and responsive edge change on a huge variety of snow and terrain conditions. The grip on hardpack for a 99mm underfoot ski is second to none and when ramped up to higher speeds on groomed runs, they feel stable and smooth.
Yes in chopped up terrain you need to be confident and technically able to carry off your turns. But if you are, they will give back everything you need, with Dynastar’s directional rocker helping to keep things afloat.
The M Pro 99 isn’t for skiers that are just starting out in off-piste terrain, but for expert, technical, aggressive freeride skiers that want a versatile ski for the whole mountain, it’s a winner.