Sometimes written as the Se7en Summit, this affordable combination of new and old school design is a workhorse in spring conditions. While Dynafit has had a ski with this name for some time, this year’s model incorporates technology from the high-end Cho Oyu / Nanga Parbat / Denali line of skis. In light of the inclusion of flex-tips, micro-sidewalls, carbon-stringers, and the triple radius shape with a scoop rocker, it’s natural to wonder why the ski is less expensive than the others. While we don’t have a full explanation, the ski does weigh a bit more per square centimeter of surface area, which indicates the use of less carbon fiber and more wood. That doesn’t account for the whole difference in price, so we’ll just assume the rest is a clerical error to your benefit. Since Dynafit often misprints the ‘v’ as a ‘7’ in Seven Summits, that story seems consistent.
- Triple radius design is longer in the front, allowing you to customize turns with a weight shift.
- Scoop rocker with 3D flex tip absorbs uneven terrain so your legs don’t have to.
- Stringers made of carbon run the length of the ski, transmuting weight into rigidity.
- Pintail make the skis easier to slip into ski carry loops on backpack so equipped.
- Micro sidewalls are deeper than they are tall, making them more resistant to blowouts.
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|Lengths (cm)||171, 179|
|Weight (pair)||2540g 
|Turn Radius||19.5/17.0 
|Skin Fix||Tip notch, flat tail|
|Profile||330mm tip rocker, camber, 130mm tail rocker|
|Shape||Triple radius, fish tip, pintail|
|Construction||Micro sidewall, carbon stringer, 3D flex tip|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Pin tails ease pack insertion|
|Bottom Line||High end construction at a cheaper price|
Questions & Reviews
When the snow is consolidated and you're making laps in variable conditions - slushy corn, breakable crust, even the odd bit of ice (great edge hold, but big patches of re-frozen get that springy tip bouncing around) - this is a great ski. It's a nice compliment to something in the (roughly) 100 to 110 range that you can use when the snow is more pristine.
I also have a question on bindings? Is the Dynafit Speed Superlite strong enough to handle mid-fat skis or should I go with the Radical Speed bindings?
Thank you for your time and help.
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