|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|Skier Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Ski Style||Alpine Touring|
|Camber Profile||Full Rocker|
|On Snow Feel|
Dynafit Beast 108 2018 - 2017 Review by A Better Ski
2017-18 Dynafit Beast 108 Review by A Better Ski
For 2017-18 Dynafit completely redesigned the entire lineup for this current year, creating focus and unity throughout the brand. The Beast line is Dynafit’s stoutest in the series and the Beast 108 the the successor to the Dynafit Chugach. With its lightweight, large surface area, and elliptical rocker, the Beast 108 is designed for the touring powder chaser in mind.
2017-18 Dynafit Beast 108 Ski Review
Turning Radius: 24m
Conditions: Dense Powder, Chop
Boots: Scarpa Maestrale RS
Bindings: Dynafit Radical ST 2.0
Ski Personality: Surprisingly stiff for such a lightweight powder ski the Dynafit Beast 108 means business. This ski is going to be a great option for someone who takes their skis into the backcountry on most occasions, and dabbles in resort life.
On the Snow Feel: Somewhat chargy design for its weight, the elliptical rocker likes to be ridden hard and gains in confidence. In soft snow, the ski can smear or slash depending on terrain thus making this a versatile backcountry option.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Initiation is somewhat unsure as the effective edge is short underfoot while the ski is flat. Once leaned over, you start to gain confidence as more of the edge come into contact with the snow. Lack of camber does translate to a weak finishing ski, with lack of pop through the transition but does allow you to release early and blow off speed if needed.
Speed: Enough mass was left in this ski to give it a more stout feel then would be expected, confidence inspiring and a blast to ski quickly.
Powder: The Dynafit Beast 108 is designed with versatility in mind, enough rocker to allow for loose turns in deep snow and stiff enough to create slashy larger radius turns as the slope opens up. The ski was a blast to ski in tight trees as well and maneuvers really quickly underfoot in soft snow.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: The Beast 108 has a small amount of deflection through its lack of mass, but overall cut right through chop thanks to its stiffness. A large amount of rocker ensures that the edges are not catchy and allows for the Beast 108 to be skied well without much effort in these conditions.
Flex: Med-stiff throughout
Touring: This will be a great option, at 1700g, for most backcountry travelers. Not only a powder specialist, the Beast 108 is versatile enough to handle all conditions that that backcountry can throw at you.
Overall: The Dynafit Beast 108 could be the “one ski” for someone who spends 80% of their time in the backcountry and away from lifts. With the exception for front-side carving, the Beast 108 does everything really well and is light enough to bring uphill without much thought.
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