Why we chose the Dynastar M-Free 99: Loose, floaty, fun
Lengths (cm): 171, 179 & 185
Sidecut (mm): 128 / 99 / 120 (179 cm)
Radius: 17m (179 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,850g
Price: £540 / €550 / $700
Brand new for the 2022 winter season, the Dynastar M-Free 99 slots into Dynastar’s all-new M-Line of touring skis. The M-Line is then split between the M-Free and M-Pro lineups. The M-Free range was new for last season (but we’re not really counting last season, right?) – and with waist widths of 108 and 118, they’ve been designed to slot into Dynastar’s freeride/freestyle category.
The Dynastar M-Free 99 sits as the narrowest ski in the M-Free lineup and, as Dynastar put it, they promise “fast-paced descents, kick turns between pine trees and wild sessions beside the piste.” All we know is it’s got some pretty big boots to fill given they’re replacing the Legend 96 and Cham 97 range of skis.
Dynastar M-Free 99 Build
In creating the M-Lines of skis, Dynastar went back to the ski construction drawing board. What they came up with was a pretty interesting way of constructing the core. Featuring Dynastar’s Hybrid Core technology, the M-Free 99 features Poplar and PU laminates as core material.
Poplar has been used in the core for the same reasons many other ski manufacturers do: to provide a balance of durability, responsiveness and power directly underfoot. PU (the same stuff most ski boots are made from) has been called on to give the ski suppleness and dampening without adding too much extra bulk to the ski. The PU sections feature in the tips and tails, and out to the edges underfoot.