2023 Dynastar Menace 90 Skis w/ Xpress 11 GW Bindings
Dynastar Menace 90 Skis with Xpress 11 Bindings
The Dynastar Menace 90 is a great option for playful skiers looking for a freestyle all-mountain ski. Although it has a very freestyle-oriented construction, its shape and profile lend themselves well to allowing this ski to perform well all over the mountain. A poplar wood core provides a forgiving yet snappy flex along with solid stability when things get a bit choppy. In terms of the core of the Menace 90, there isn't much else to say about it, but generally speaking, simplicity in a ski like this works best. The Menace 90 features a cap construction instead of a full vertical sidewall, and while it may not have quite the power as some other skis, it provides great durability which is a key attribute for a ski like this. A fairly significant amount of camber underfoot not only provides solid edge grip on groomers, but it also gives the ski a good pop which is great for getting a bit of extra hang time on park jumps and for getting up onto those high rails. Rocker in the tips and tails allows for nice releasability when you want to let your edge loose from a turn. It also helps with tricks like butters in the park and ultimately just adds some great versatility to the ski as well. The Menace 90 is best suited to lighter weight skiers, tweeners, and skiers looking for a lightweight, easy-going all-mountain ski at good price. This ski is offered in a lot of different lengths, starting at 130 centimeters, increasing by 10 centimeters through 180 centimeters, so whether you're 7 or 37 (why stop there), there is a size option for you.
- Sidecut: 118/90/108 mm at 160 cm length
- Radius: 19 meters at 160 cm length
- Poplar Wood Core with Fiberglass
- Cap construction
- Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Park
I would give the edge to the Menace due to its longer camber profile and less tip and tail splay. More edge contact equals better grip and stability. A fiberglass wrap also will help dampen the ride at higher speeds.
Wanting to buy the 2022 model, I am 5'9" and 167 lbs just like mike aidala. So I figured I should buy the 180, however I am quite new to skiing. Practicing twice per week on a skiing treadmill and I am not afraid to try new stuff. Wanting to get into switch skiing and starting with jumps etc. I also like to skii trees and a bit of powder. Should I get the 180 or a shorter model, for my height it just seems weird that I'd have to buy the longest model.