Dynastar Powertrack 89 Ski Review 2017 Review

October 22, 2016
Dynastar Powertrack 89 Ski Review 2017
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
83
Responsiveness
8
Float
6
Versatility
6
Stability
7
Carving
9
Value
7

The Good

  • Super damp
  • Solid edge hold
  • Good versatility
  • The faster you go, the better it performs
  • Quick edge changes

The Bad

  • At the top end, the performance is not as robust
  • Very little float
  • Better on piste
  • Needs to be on edge
  • Slightly narrow for this category
THE VERDICT

This is a great frontside ski, with excellent control, precision, and edge-hold, particularly in hardpack bumps and on the groomed. It handles a variety of turns well, and will thrill skiers who like to carve a fine edge. That being said, this is the All Mountain category, and the Powertrack is not up to par in terms of off-piste versatility and soft snow float. It's an awesome pick of your definition of all mountain is almost exclusively hardpack.

FULL REVIEW

Dynastar’s Powertrack 89 is well-named, with a reliable propensity to grab hold of an edge and not let go until you make the weight shift. With moderate tip and tail rocker and a progressive sidecut, it’s very easy to initiate, very easy to load a carve, and very fun to see just how deep you can drive each arc. The more technically minded the tester, the more they loved the 89.

Still, it is more on-piste focused, with much better precision on hardpack. The float is negligent, and the narrower waist gets rattled whenever deeper conditions invite you to plow instead of carve. If all-around hardpack snow is what you consider All Mountain skiing, this is a great pick.

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$750.00
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