Race skis are getting a lot more of the R&D spotlight lately. This is making for an exciting progression in downhill performance in the ski-category that historically has been the least likely to put a smile on your face. The Dynafit DNA (we are dubbing it the 3.0 as it’s the third iteration of the high-performance podium-topper with the same name) has been revamped entirely from the ground up to not only compete with the best race skis on the market but leave them in your cold smoke. The turn radius has been bumped up to 24m which allows for high-speed stability and, rather than rattling your fillings during a speed-check or side-slip, the DNA 3.0 remains calm and collected under pressure. Another notable feature is the full-length sidewall which increases durability, reduces chatter, improves edge grip, and dampens the ski. The tail has been flattened out for turning precision, power, and support during out-of-breath antics while the widest parts of the ski have been moved further away from the center. This allows for hook-free handling on corduroy and consolidated snow. Even the tip notch has received a face lift and gives you a bigger target to hit, a perfect recipe for the fastest skin-on transitions. It wasn’t too long ago that a 690g race ski was merely a dream, and a 690g race ski with a full-length sidewall was just unfathomable. And yet, here it is, at your fingertips and only a few clicks away. Add the Dynafit DNA 3.0 to your cart now.
Update 2019/20: Dynafit added a 153cm option.
|Lengths (cm)||162, 153|
|Skin Fix||Tip notch|
|Profile||230mm tip rocker, traditional camber, flat tail|
|Shape||Single radius with slightly tapered tail and broad tip|
|Construction||Cap over sandwich|
|Core||Isocore Paulownia Ultralight|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Comes with a ski bag|
|Bottom Line||The fastest Dynafit ski yet|