Dynastar aimed for the perfect on-snow feel with their favorite line of Touring skis. The M-Tour 99 is built with the Hybrid Core, which is Paulownia wood for rebound and energy mixed with Polyurethane sections for damping and a smooth flex. The result is a great all-around touring ski that can float in powder and showboat on hard snow. Using Adaptiv sidecuts, the 99s are easy to manage into turns and don't lock you into the turn. Directional rocker means you can stay above soft snow while enabling accurate steering. Dynastar is about the only ski company using Basalt fibers wrapped around its core, improving the feel over glass or carbon while keeping the weight down. If you're looking for a do-it-all backcountry ski that you can ski with confidence, look no further than the Dynastar M-Tour 99.
- Hybrid Paulownia / Polyurethane makes for a damp-yet-light core.
- Basalt fibers wrap the core and add torsional rigidity and energy.
- Directional rocker is surfy and easy to initiate turns in deep snow.
- Adaptiv sidecut is a medium radius, easy-to-steer geometry.
- Full sidewall construction enhanced durability and edge hold.
- HD sintered bases offer some rock protection with great glide.
Update 2022/23: New topsheet and base colors, plus an "F-Team" affiliation have been added to this ski.
|162, 170, 178, 186
|Rounded tips, flat notched tails
|All except 178
|Moderate rocker, camber underfoot
|Shorter radius with big rounded tip
|Sandwich with fiber torsion box
|Paulownia / PU
|Skimo Co Says
|All around backcountry skiing
|New version of the Mythic
|Excellent powder and carving skis in one
|Compare to other High-fat Skis
Questions & Reviews
Too short would be subjective, but I do think that most people your size would prefer the 178cm length. This ski does not have a particularly long tail, so it will not be too hard to kick turn, and will ski better for you in the 178cm. This ski has a lot of tip rocker as well, so I would say there are potentially better skis to downsize if that's what you want to do. All that said, it would be totally skiable. It would probably just feel a little short if you go to open it up, or in deeper snow.
I haven't skied them in deep fluff. Soft chop is easily absorbed though navigating tight trees can be tiresome. On groomers they feel like lightweight touring skis, but still track well.
Main takeaways for me so far: they're damp, fun to drive in powder and light. Don't see any glaring weaknesses so far and don't feel the need to grab a wider ski on the average storm day.
Have been through Hannibal 96 way too planky and backland 95 too woody and no bouncy. Keep an explore 88 for those long spring ones.
My old qst 99s with kingpins are fun but heavy and less all around backcountrish.
As you can tell with a plethora of boots 1000-1500 grams.
How about the under-radar Hagan boost 99 you don't offer?
It is updated from the Mythic 97, see Brett's detailed description below for the differences.
The very rockered tip makes this ski powder like a wider ski. The Basalt wrapped core makes it damp and torsionally rigid so skis the firm conditions too. Actually rips inbounds.
I like the Hannibal 96 too, but it is rather Traditional, the M 99 is more fun.
I've been skiing the Elan Ripstick 96 for couple of years as all-round skis (resort, touring, powder). I found them quite good on hard packed slopes but I am looking to change them now.
How do you compare them with the Dynastar M-Tour 99 2023version and the new Backland 95. Which on are the most versatile ?
The Dynastar M-Tour 99 F-Team has a sizable rocker. Compared with the Ripstick 96, it will be an easier ski to pivot, but less effective edge means the turn radius will be shorter. Also, as a heavier ski, I would anticipate the Ripstick 96 being more damp in variable snow conditions as compared with the M-Tour. The M-Tour 99 is a great midwinter ski, but will not be as good as other ski options in firmer snow conditions.
As for the Atomic Backland 95, this ski has a medium turn radius, and is quite versatile. It has enough float for deeper snow, and is fairly easy to smear in a pinch. This ski will not quite be as energetic as the Ripstick 96 exiting a turn, but it is well adapted for a wide range of conditions. .
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Any good ski recommendation for light pair that is good on hard slopes and touring ?
As far as bindings go for ATK there are a number of good options! If you wanted a fairy beefy full-featured binding the ATK C-Raider 12 has been a super popular choice for a number of folks. But if you are desiring a lighter and brakeless set up the ATK Kulaur 12 LT Binding still has some elasticity built in while being just hair over 200 grams in weight!
With the purchase of both skis and binding, we do offer a $15 Mount.
Out of the skis that you mention above the Dynafit Blacklight 95 would be probably the most similar to the ZeroG 95. Overall the Blacklight 95 will have a bit softer flex pattern compared to the ZeroG 95, while also having a fair amount more earlier rise tip rocker. With that being said, you could say that the Blacklight 95 would be a bit more friendly in a more variety of snow conditions while still be an incredibly light and nimble ski on the up.
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