Dynafit Beast 108 Touring Ski 2021 – 2022 | Review

The Dynafit Beast 108 sits at the pinnacle of Dynafit's touring ski collection

Why we chose the Dynafit Beast 108: Lightweight, powerful, fun

Lengths (cm): 173, 181, 188 & 194
Sidecut (mm): 135 / 107 / 125 (181 cm)
Radius: 22m (181 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,660g
Price: £660 / €700 / $700

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The Dynafit Beast 108 has long sat at the top of Dynafit’s freeride range of skis. Offering a 108 mm waisted freeride shape and impressively low weight, we couldn’t be more stoked to see a Beast ski return to the ski touring market.

Dynafit have been hard at work tinkering away to bring some improvements to this all-new ski, many of which we’ll touch on below. These improvements resulted in a total of 100 grams weight saving per ski. While this may not seem like a lot, we’re sure you’ll take whatever savings you can when you’re hours into a ski tour.

Dynafit Beast 108 Build

And, while weight has been thrown overboard, Dynafit were sure that this slashing of weight wouldn’t come at the cost of downhill performance. This approach was made possible largely thanks to the adoption of a few premium materials, such as switching from traditional braided carbon to unidirectional carbon inlayers, for a boost in response without the weight penalty.

Similar to what we’re seeing in many other touring skis, Dynafit has chosen to use a fully carbon core in the shovel area. This not only helps to keep weight at a minimum, but also reduces swing weight for when you need to throw the skis around in steep terrain while also working to reduce any unwanted high speed tip chatter.

Sitting below this carbon fibre reinforcement is an Ash and Poplar core. This combination is fast becoming the go-to core martial selection for touring ski designers thanks to the density of Ash and low weight properties of Poplar. When combined, this core brings impressive levels of dampening without adding too many grams.

Further weight savings have been achieved through the use of that hard to miss fluorescent top sheet. The yellow top sheet has what Dynafit calls their Snow Off Topsheet, which is said to use nano technology to avoid any unwanted snow piling up on the tops of your skis as you ski tour. The bright yellow colour will also help to reflect any light, further helping to keep snow building up on your skis.

As you’d expect from the ski touring specialists, the Beast 108 comes with a skin clip at the nose for fast ski placement. You’re also able to buy pre-cut Pomoca skins for the Beast 108 to remove any hassle of having to cut your touring skins yourself.

Dynafit Beast 108 Shaping

Versatility has been added to the Dynafit Beast 108 with the addition of 2 mm of camber underfoot. This camber will improve the hard snow bite of the skis, while the double elliptical rocker in the tips and tails works to keep things maneuverable in 3D snow.

Who Is The Dynafit Beast 108 For?

As you’d expect from a brand with such a ski touring pedigree like Dynafit, the Beast 108 features a lightweight and efficient design. But what’s most impressive about these skis is in their downhill performance. Combine them with a midweight hybrid touring binding, like the ATK R12, and you’ve got a setup that can charge in the backcountry without holding you back on the skin track.

What Is The Dynafit Beast 108 Good At?

Versatility: 9/10
Powder: 7/10
Charging: 7/10

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