2015 Dynastar Elite Light ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category.

This ski’s topsheet boasts “beautifully balanced” and many testers agree: “I could trust this ski to carry me through light snow to carving fast on the groomers,” says Rodman. Dynastar blends a lightweight paulownia and composite core with progressive sidewalls that reach full length underfoot for edge grip, along with cap construction in the tip and tail for easy turn entry and exit. “It’s great fun to play with different turn shapes and get on edge,” says Pugliese, echoing the Elite Light’s top scores in the category for playfulness. It received average scores for stability, especially at top speed or in mixed conditions where Van Deursen describes it as “a little too light to plow through crud.” All in all, with a 72-mm waist and a short-turn 13-meter radius, the Elite Light is “a user-friendly, feel-good ski with a traditional feel,” says Curtis.