Skimo Co

Dynafit Carbonio 89 Ski


Taking on the flagship "Carbonio" title is no small task. Being the successor to the Carbonio 88 is an even bigger task (by 1 mm!). Luckily the Carbonio 89 turned it up a notch (by 1 mm!) and delivered. A limited-edition series built with the highest-quality materials from one of the most renowned names in backcountry skiing begs for attention. However, the understated carbon top sheet flies under the radar and lets the ski do the talking (and skiing). A reinforced alloy-tip provides a secure skin-attachment while 3D Tech shaping trims swing weight for a light and nimble ride. A full-length sidewall counteracts the chatter sometimes associated with full-carbon skis, making it a lightweight ski that isn't scared of high speeds or steep terrain. The lightly-rockered 3D tip helps enter a turn while the rounded tail helps release from a turn. All in all, the Carbonio 89 can do it all.

  • Single radius turn-shape for predictable handling in a high-performance ski.
  • Full-length sidewall increases edge hold and improves impact durability.
  • Pin tails slide into a ski-carry loop for fast transitions and easy turning.
  • Warning: the Carbonio ski may cause excessive happiness.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Lengths (cm) 165, 174, 182
convert to ounces
1210g [174]
1280g [182]
Weight (pair) 2420g [174]
2560g [182]
Sidecut   123-88-109 [165]
124-89-110 [174]
125-90-111 [182]
Turn Radius   16m [165]
18m [174]
20m [182]
Skin Fix   Metal tip notch, flat notched tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile   Camber underfoot, rocker tip and tail
Shape   3D Tech
Construction   Full carbon with micro-sidewall
Core   Paulownia Speed Core
Skimo Co Says
Usage All-mountain charging
Notes 3D Tip for easy turn initiation
Bottom Line Dynafit's limited-edition flagship
Compare to other Mid-fat Skis

Questions & Reviews

Adam Baxter (used product regularly)
I have been impressed with these skis. Light, razor precise skis are clearly what Dynafit does best! They are incredibly light on the ascent and are remarkably stable for their weight on the descent. I have spent days at the resort on these to get the feel for them and toured into the backcountry in all conditions. While these are more of a specialty ski in my kit, I find myself skiing with confidence at speed and in variable conditions on the Carbonios. I also have the Tour 88 ski in the 174 length. Comparatively, the Carbonio has a full sidewall that improves overall rigidity and is generally more predictable and precise when initiating a turn. I find myself reaching for them when the sharks are underwater and I want to have a big day on the up and lots of fun on the down! They are the scalpel of my ski quiver!
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Carl (used product regularly)
I originally purchased the Carbonio 88 a few years ago. Loved everything about it and had well over 100 days on it, last year it was replaced under warranty by Dynafit (they were great to work with by the way) to this new 89 version. I can't speak highly enough of this ski. I am a big guy at 6'1 and over 200 lbs and this ski is just about perfect for my size. The ski is very stiff and responds well to aggressive skiing. If you told me I could only have one ski, this would be the one I choose. It can handle any snow conditions, I trust it on the steeps, it is stable at high speeds, it isn't too heavy for the uphill. It really is an amazing and versatile ski.
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Question from Mike Foote
How do you think this ski compares to the Cho Oyu? Tech Specs are quite similar overall.
Answer from Trace Leches
Good to hear from you, Mr. Foote. Tech specs are definitely similar, but in practice they will behave very differently. The Cho is like driving a mini-van or SUV and the Carbonio is like driving a sports car and there are benefits and downsides to both. The mini-van is nice and easy on tired legs and typically makes skiing the poor conditions that you are bound to find in the backcountry just that much easier. The sports car is more fun when conditions are sublime, but if you are skiing on tired legs, get lazy, or find the inevitable sun or wind crust, it'll punish you a bit more if you are skiing in carbon boots or plastic race boots. The Carbonio is a rocket ship though and they're a lot of fun, especially when you can get good conditions and link up a few fast turns in creamy corn, shallow powder with a base underneath, or even smooth ice. Enjoy!
Answer from Chris B
Wonder if he broke the record on these.
Answer from TSB
Hey Chris, although the Carbonio is light, it's not quite race-ski-light! Foote's ski of choice for the 61k day was the now-discontinued DNA 2.0, which has been succeeded in the Snow Leopard race empire by the DNA 3.0. The 3.0 is an awesome ski and one of our top picks for race planks in 2020! As for the Carbonio 89 however, if Mike had chosen to ski from Missoula to Whitefish before breaking the record, maybe he would have taken Carbonios :-)
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