Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti ski review, 2017/2018 men's Technical Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

The singular mission of carving skis is maintaining continuous snow contact. Any interruption to an otherwise seamless arc is an aberration to be avoided at all costs. Dynastar has found a unique way of keeping the forebody in contact by making it more supple longitudinally without compromising the torsional rigidity needed for edge grip. Called Powerdrive, it’s a three-piece sidewall that dampens shock, accentuates edge pressure and effectively uncouples the core from the sidewall structure. This last function is particularly significant because it’s what allows the Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti to stay smooth and accurate over rough terrain, flowing over irregularities instead of bouncing off them. A full layer of Titanal works with the interior metal laminate in the Powerdrive sidewall to give the Speed Zone 12 Ti the crisp bite to the edge hard snow requires. While the Speed Zone 12 Ti is every bit as carving-centric as its comrades in the Technical cohort, the ski doesn’t require a fully laid-over stance to engage its best qualities. Bob Gleason lauded it as “A speedway star, smooth, predictable and without a speed limit.”