Dynastar Chrome 78

3.48 / 5
Rating
Aug 15, 2013
"Go to the groomed snow with this one" Gaudet said of the Chrome 78. "It's solid, predictable, edges easily and transitions smoothly." Testers recommend the user-friendly Dynastar carver for intermediates and up. "A little easy to overpower, but anybody can make this ski turn," Dittmar said. The Chrome 78's race-inspired construction includes full-length vertical sidewalls and a dual wood core featuring basalt. The relatively smooth-feeling flex comes from staggered lengths of core material as well as a plate that allows the ski to bend around the forebody and tail. Combined with tip rocker, the Chrome 78 moves easily in and out of the turn. "It's a fun ski in the fall line," Bills said. "Grab it if you're looking for a solid performer that likes to carve short turns."

Chrome 78 Specs

  • Category FRONTSIDE
  • Editors' Choice
  • MSRP $ 900
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Men's
  • Core Woodcore, titanal
  • Turning radius 19m at 178cm
  • Lengths (in cm) 165-172-178-184
  • Sidecut 126-78-106
  • Rating
    3.48
  • Carving
    3.60
  • Playfulness
    3.90
  • Versatility
    3.40
  • Stability
    3.00
  • Float
    0.00
Chrome 78 - Dynastar
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