Beast 98

Dynafit Beast 98

Brand
Dynafit
Model
Beast 98
Category
Touring
Weight
1600 gr
Waist
97 mm
Tested length
177 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
4
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Dynafit Beast 98:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
7 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Up:
7 / 10
Technical info:
The new Beast has some similar characteristics to previous riding orientated Dynafit models. In many ways it also resembles Tour 96, which is interesting. Although Beast has a softer flex and shorter setback, the weight, surface area and radius are almost identical to Tour 96. This, combined with a binding mounted quite far in front (9 cm), gives less width difference between the front and back ski. This is typical for more riding orientated skis. A shorter setback works well downhill, but not as well on the ascent.

On snow:
The test team is divided about Beast. Some experience it as versatile, playful and stable at speed, while others feel they underperform on hard snow and at high speed. However, all agree that it beats its sister, Tour 96. Beast probably works best on soft snow, as the flex is a little too soft to manage harder surfaces. At the same time it feels like a modern freeride ski, and it is fun to skid around with on soft snow. Dynafit Beast is a good choice for ambitious ski touring purposes, preferably when the snow is soft.


Beast 98

Technical data:

Measured length
177 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55444
Brand
Dynafit
Model
Beast 98
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
170, 184
Contact length
116 cm
Rocker tail
16 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
123 cm
Taper tail
22 cm
Taper tip
32 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
116 mm
Min waist width
97 mm
Max nose width
125 mm
Side cut radius
19 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1860 cm2
Weight
1600 gr
Relative weight
0.86 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
14 mm
Hight nose tip
63 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
Angle nose tip
27°
Height of camber
4 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.