Expert Review: Dynastar M-Pro 99 Skis · 2022

Published on 10/26/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the skis, which I purchased with my own money in October of 2021.
Rachel N, Ski Expert
By Ski Expert Rachel N

All photos courtesy of Rachel N. 

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the skis, which I purchased with my own money in October of 2021.

My take

The Dynastar M-Pro 99 is a ski for advanced to expert skiers searching for a reliable, playful ski. It performs well in a variety of conditions from groomers to crud to powder. I knew it would be a good ski, however I was pleasantly surprised by its energy.

About the skis I own

  • Model: 2022 Dynastar M-Pro 99
  • Size: 170cm

About me

  • Height: 5’5”
  • Weight: 135lbs
  • Experience: 24 years of skiing

Test conditions

  • When I bought these: October 2021
  • Days tested: 40+
  • Mount position: On the line
  • Boots: Lange XT3
  • Boot Size: 25.5
  • Where I’ve used it: Montana, Oregon, Colorado
  • Terrain: Powder, groomed trails, moguls, steep, and moderate terrain

How they perform

Carving
4/5
High Speed Stability
4/5
Turn Ease
4/5
Versatility
4/5
Durability
3/5
Flotation
3/5

What I was looking for

I was seeking a versatile, all-mountain ski that would be trusty for varying conditions and withstand daily use. As a previous ski racer, I wanted a ski that would perform well and respond to aggressive skiing. I needed a pair of skis that I would feel confident on.

Why I chose this gear

I chose the Dynastar M-Pro 99 ski because I wanted an all-mountain ski that I could do a bit of everything with. After hearing a few friends rave about them, I pulled the trigger and bought them. The Dynastar M-series are a newer line of Dynastar skis, however the Dynastar brand has always been reliable for me.

What I love about them

  • First Impression: When I first jumped on these skis, I felt super confident. I was impressed by how they carved, as well as the energy and response I got from the ski. With a 99 underfoot, the ski carves great while also navigating powder, fresh snow, and crud with ease.
  • Speed: These skis hold up extremely well at high speeds. They have no chatter and are smooth and stable underfoot.
  • Turns: Turning is great on this ski, but it’s not a sit back and relax ski.
  • Groomers: These skis ride well on groomers, carve and respond when laid up on edge. With an energetic response, the ski responds well to the drive of initiating a new turn and moves well out of the turn and into transition.
  • Moguls: It does fairly well in moguls considering it’s not a freeride ski. With the right skier, the Dynastar M-Pro 99 can pull some quick turns and doesn’t get knocked around when hitting bumps.
  • Backcountry: It would make a good backcountry ski with the tip rocker and all-mountain capabilities. However it would be on the heavier side, especially if one likes a light backcountry setup. Though it’s a little on the heavier side for backcountry, depending on one’s bindings as well.
  • Stiffness: These are surprisingly a stiffer ski and do require input and steering to get it to turn. It’s not a ski to sit back and relax on.
  • Stability: This ski is stable in a variety of conditions. It’s dampness makes for minimal chatter and a smooth-riding ski.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Powder: The Dynastar M-Pro excels on groomers, but I wish it had a little more floatation in deeper snow. With a long rocker tip, it does hold its own, but I found myself sinking a little more in deeper powder. Granted it is a 99 underfoot, a great middle ground for an all-mountain ski, but a wider width would be better for powder.
  • Park: This is not a ski for switch riding and I wouldn’t recommend it for park skiing, although I did not test its capability on rails.
  • Durability: It is a durable ski; however, I feel the base is a bit soft and susceptible to damage. I took a few deeper core shots that would not have been as deep on other skis that I have skied on. Though these skis withstood all areas of terrain l threw at them last year.

Favorite moment with this gear

My favorite moment on these skis is hard to choose; there are so many. When it comes down to one, I’d have to say one bluebird day at Big Sky in January. I came over the knoll at the top of the trail, moved my body forward, and drove into the ski, laying it on edge. The feeling of trust and full on send I received from this ski at that moment in time highlights the soul-deep excitement of the sport of skiing.

Value for the money vs. other options

The Dynastar M-Pro 99s are definitely worth the money. They sit about equal in price point to comparable ski options, maybe a little more expensive than say the Salomon QST 98 and Atomic Bent Chetler 100s. For those looking for more of a freeride ski, the Dynastar M-Free 99 is a better option.

Final verdict

Overall, the Dynastar M-Pro 99 sits right in the category of being an ideal all-mountain ski for all conditions and terrain. From groomers to beat-up crud snow, the M-Pro is an energetic ski that is certainly up to any challenge.

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