Dynafit Grand Teton

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Dynafit created the Grand Teton ski in memory of influential ski mountaineer Steve Romeo--with its near-perfect balance of weight and power, this is a touring ski he would have loved. Truly, a refined and renamed version of last year's Stoke touring ski, the Grand Teton takes the effort out of ascending, and descending with this stick is just as easy. A single Grand Teton ski weighs just 1550 grams (less than 3. 5 pounds), mostly thanks to the lightweight construction along with three types of wood and carbon stringers at its core. Less weight means less energy wasted on the way up, and less ski to push around on the way down. The wood gives this ski a traditional, consistent feeling underfoot in the best of conditions, and carbon solves the ever-present problem of quieting ski chatter when you're faced with choppy snow, hardened corn, or sun-baked, high-speed traverses. For the mountaineer, this versatility is a welcome addition to any kit. Although Dynafit is a brand firmly planted in the earn-your-turns mentality (the ascent), the Grand Teton is a ski that will plaster a grin on your face the moment you start your descent. To help you crush deep days and manage tight terrain equally, Dynafit's engineers gave this ski a long, rockered tip and a wide tail, dual-radius sidecut, and they kept the swing weight low. You stay on top of the powder, fast direction changes are never a problem, and you can drive an edge whether you're dicing up a chute or mashing the throttle in wide-open face. Among Dynafit's Freeride touring skis, the Grand Teton is positioned between the Manaslu and Huascaran. The Grand Teton is heavier and fatter than the Manaslu but lighter and slightly skinnier underfoot than the Huascaran. All three skis share the same Scoop Rocker technology, but only the Grand Teton features both a full sidewall construction and carbon stringers at the core. For ski touring in mixed, aggressive terrain, the Grand Teton offers the most balanced ride quality o...

- Backcountry.com

The new Dynafit Grand Teton ski is a rework of the popular Stoke skis, and they will make you even more stoked. With a little more rocker, carbon stringers, and little stiffer flex, the Teton skis better, but has the same durable and stable traits as its predecessor. -- Isocore paulownia wood with bamboo and beech stringers-- Laminated biaxial prepreg in lower and upper layers with fibreglass and carbon reinforcement-- Titanal reinforced mounting area-- Ski touring specific scoop rocker-- Turning radius: 37.6/23.2m for 182 cm-- Sintered graphite base

- OMCgear

The rockered tips, strong sidewalls and light wood cores make the Dynafit Grand Teton backcountry skis great fun, and not just on powder. These are great skis for the descent-oriented ski mountaineer.

- REI

The Dynafit Grand Teton features a long rocker shovel and a massive sidewall design which make the Grand Teton great fun to ski on, and not just in powder snow. The unique and revolutionary bamboo-beech core technology helps it to achieve a sensationally low weight with unbelievable harmony in each curve, perfect for the descent-oriented ski mountaineer. The carbon casing optimizes elastic recovery. In steep icy terrain this provides the necessary'safety margin.

- CampSaver.com

Rider input from Dynafits Stoke ski guided the design of the freeriding Grand Teton Ski, a more rockered and snappier ski than previous incarnations. Bamboo stingers in the Beech wood Isocore and carbon fiber ribbons in the layup produce stable landings and precision carving. Inserts have been replaced by a titanal binding area and the sidewalls are beefed up for extended durability.

- Mountain Gear