Short for Patrouille des Glaciers, the famous ski mountaineering race hosted by the Swiss Army, the new Dynafit PDG ski could just be the perfect combination of price, weight, and durability. At only 85 grams (3.0 ounces) more per ski than the DY.N.A. racing model, the PDG saves you a serious chunk of change. The extra grammage is put to good use as early tests indicate these are durable skis, bouncing of rocks with less damage than other race skis on the market. If you're an aspiring SkiMo racer on a budget or simply want to put in as many vertical feet as possible, the PDG won't disappoint.
PDG vs Dy.N.A.
The PDG will save you $300 over the Dy.N.A. World Cup race ski, which has the exact same dimensions. The price of this savings is approximately 85 grams of uphill weight due to a fiberglass instead of carbon casing and a missing ultralight Isocore stringer.
|Skin Fix||Tip notch|
|Profile||Full camber, 170mm tip, 40mm tail|
|Shape||Dual radius, square tip, pintail|
|Construction||Cap, Quadrax biaxial reinforcements|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Rando racing, speed touring|
|Notes||Flex tip absorbs shock, pintail eases pack loop insertion.|
|Bottom Line||Optimal balance of price, weight, and durability.|