r=17 mm @ 182
173, 182, 188
Update & reality check:
I skied the 182 Dynastar x106 again at the Keystone/Ski & Golf demo yesterday, Saturday, to get a sense of how it would do on an "old snow" and groomer WROD day, since the first time I demoed this ski was at the earlier 2" plus 12" Loveland/Christy's demo day a few weeks ago, a true soft snow day.
The Dynastar rep said the x106 was designed to be a better skier's 70/30 ski (70% off piste, 30% on), and that is my conclusion too. Still, this ski was very good on piste, on the two available blue and green groomers, but not quite like the best skis with a more "old snow," groomer bias. The x106 felt a bit heavy, though fast. But otherwise was very stable, damp and fun to ski, making any size turns, slightly favoring fairly short turns - on edge, quick, fall line. Very dependable.
After talking to the Dynastar rep at length, I understood that this x106 is the only Legend version truly aimed at more advanced to expert skiers.
The Legend 88, in turn, is aimed more at advanced skiers who like forgiving but stable, on edge, longer, cruising turns (as a 50/50 ski, according to the rep: equal time on and off piste). The 88 has two layers of Titanal to help accomplish this (the only Legend ski that has this).
By contrast, the rep said, the Legends 98 and 84 have no Titanal, and are softer flex skis with greater "sweet spots," aimed more at intermediate to advanced skiers.
For my purposes, then, the x106 would be an excellent "in-between" day ski, maybe for the afternoon of a powder day, or the day after - for mostly soft snow and crud, where it shines brightest.