Dynastar M-PRO 90 Skis
Fast, fun, quick, and versatile, the Dynastar M-Pro 90 skis are a sweet setup for true all-mountain skiing. We often trick ourselves into thinking that we need the widest, burliest, and stiffest skis out there, and while that may be true for some skiers for sure, it's generally not the norm. Most of us mere mortal skiers need something in the ∼90 mm underfoot range and with some metal in it. The hybrid core is where it all starts, and is where the Dynastar M-Pro 90 stand out from the competition. With a central chord of poplar wood, the skis have a frame made out of polyurethane material that is akin to the plastic found in 120-flex alpine ski boots. As a result, the ski has a smoother and more stable fell than almost anything out there. It's a totally unique and interesting feeling that is specific to these Dynastar models-they're certainly getting aggressive with that PU material, and from what we've seen and skied, it's a very useful way of building skis. On top of that, the Rocket Frame Ti laminate does a good amount of heavy lifting in terms of the power and stability of the ski. With a full-width underfoot, the metal tapers in to the tips and extends out towards the tail. This gives the ski a fun and playful entry to the turn with a solid and energetic finish to the turn. It holds up very well to all types of skiing in terms of speed, terrain, and conditions.
- Sidecut: 120/90/110 at 178
- Turn Radius: 18 meters at 178
- Weight: 3500 Grams per Pair
- Poplar/PU Hybrid Core
- Rocket Frame Ti Laminate
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Advanced Intermediate Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Powder
At your height and light weight, I would go shorter for the 178. You will gain maneuverability and less swing weight, which will really help you in bumps and and tight glades. Plenty of heft in this ski to with it meal in its construction, so its still strong and powerful in the turn, especially on hard snow. The M- Pro 90 is wider than the brahma and will give more all-mountain versatility, especially in softer snow.
The Kore carves really well. They have fantastic stiffness and when you get them up on edge, they really come alive. It's not as quiet as skis with metal, like the M-Pro or the Stance, but it has more energy and snap. I'd rather ski the M-Pro or Stance at long radius, but overall I think the Kore has a lot more to offer.
In addition to those, and I think you should lean to the Stance because it's a bit more consistent, I'd add the Head Kore 93 to the mix. It's light, stiff, and stable, so while it's consistent like the Stance, it's lighter and more maneuverable. I'd say 170ish in these skis would work great.
( Always appreciate how Bob asks me
how it going ?
Thanks Bob ).
I am a 72 year old , 185 pound great skier.....
Simply put , I am not a carver ,
and at this stage of my life I don't intend on being one .
I`m a slider , as in I swinging it around to a kind of stop,
then I release , plant my pole unweight and carry on in the other direction .
( its what we did before shaped skis . Only I skill do it .
Kind of like skiing around a mogul only there isn't one there ) .
I still consider myself a strong skier .
I seeking out the steeps, in blues and blacks
from Jackson Hole to Big Sky ,
Ski Santa Fe to Snow Basin.
UNLESS..... bumps are involved.
I use to love bumps !
I am not ready to give them up quite yet .
So , my thought process now is to bring more technology into my life
with a newer AND shorter ski .
Currently I am skiing a Rossignol 182 b2 Bandit.
I like the fact that you mentioned that this ski
( the M Pro 90)
is a skiers ski.
Working it , should in my opinion should always be
the responsibility of the skier rather than the other way around .
I`m thinking that 162 cm M Pro Dynastar
is the ski of choice to let this relic
show these whipper snappers a thing or two.
What do you guys think ?
Two Cents for your thoughts .
The M-Pro is a fantastic choice with a strong tail that likes to be driven. The front of the ski has a nice, straight cut and a low rocker profile that makes it interested in receiving input from the skier. 90 mm underfoot is a nice place to be for a mix of on-trail carving performance and softer snow flotation. I'd add Salomon Stance 90 to the discussion with Elan Ripstick 88 coming in nicely as the slightly lighter and more flexible ski. Have fun!
Right off the bat I would steer you more towards the M-pro rather than the Kore. The Kore is really lightweight but gets knocked around easily in icy crud as a result. The M-pro has a shaped metal laminate in its construction so it's gonna be much better at busting through chop and crud. For length, I would look at the 178 for a better time on groomers or 170 if you want more maneuverability off groomers and in tight bumps and trees. Have fun out there!
Thanks - Love your content.
The M-Pro 90 is a fantastic option for hitting east coast trees! The M-pro has a sufry feel to it and the high rocker angle in the tips keeps this ski tracking well and sitting right on top of the snowpack. For length the 170 should be a good fit here since these have a fair bit of rocker in the tips.