2015/2016 Dynastar Glory 89 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Front Category.

A new ski from Dynastar, the all-mountain Glory 89 borrows design elements from both freeride skis and frontside carvers. “It’s an all-purpose ski,” says Johnson. “It feels stable underfoot and moves well from hardpack to powder and back again.” A five-point sidecut includes a wide tip, wider forebody, 89-mm waist and a scalloped pin tail, reportedly lending edge grip on groomers as well as the ability to smear in soft snow. The core is constructed out of lightweight paulownia and fiberglass. The tips and tails have moderate rocker and the sidewalls run the full length of the ski. Testers gave the ski its highest scores for carving and stability, lowest for playfulness. “It’s not an easy-going, forgiving ski, but it’s a good carver when effort is applied,” says Balandina.