Like its unisex sibling, the Dynafit Free 97 W is designed to be light enough to schlep anywhere, but sturdy enough to ski anything confidently. Dynafit accomplished this with a poplar wood core, which supplies suspension while remaining poppy and light. It's also apparent that Dynafit took their time perfecting the sidecut, as the Free 97 W is equally at home in steep spots as it is on fast runouts. Finally, the tip rip skin attachment pairs perfectly with their precut skin, allowing you to experience the quick and seamless transitions that skimo folks rave about. The Free 97 W is a versatile quiver of one geared for those who want to maximize performance on their descent.
- Lighter flex than the unisex version will better suit lighter skiers.
- Poplar core is poppy, light, and durable.
- Tip and tail rocker provide help provide flotation in deep snow, and to scrub speed when things get a little out of hand.
- Full sidewall lends itself to durability and power transfer.
|Lengths (cm)||163, 170, 177|
|Weight (pair)||2750g 
||Race-notched tips, rockered notched tail|
||Rockered tip, camber underfoot, tail rocker|
||Round tip, medium radius, rockered tail|
||Poplar with carbon stringers|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Made in Austria|
|Bottom Line||Hard-charging quiver of one|
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Questions & Reviews
I’m hoping to better understand the differences between the Dynafit Free 97 and the Dynafit Seven Summit ski. Currently I ski a 2017 dynafit Manaslu but am looking for something a bit heavier and with better handling on ice and hard pack, without sacrificing on maneuverability.
I ski 50/50 resort/BC, but mostly do uphill inbounds, so still looking to preserve some weight
Are you asking about the old Seven Summits, as in the same vintage as your Manaslu? This ski would be stiffer and heavier. The current Seven Summits package ski is narrower and softer flexing.
The Free 97 has a full Poplar core and bit more weight compared to most Dynafit offerings. It is an excellent choice for a 50/50 ski.
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