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Two skis from two brands under the same umbrella: one would think they might have some similarities, and they do. But as much as they are similar, they are also quite different.

The Dynastar Legend W84, with its five-point sidecut and two layers of Titanal, is a frontside carving ski with incredible turn initiation and confidence-inspiring edge grip. On the occasions that I've had the pleasure of skiing it, I was impressed with the edge hold; the sidecut might make you think it's more of a playful and less of a carving ski, but it brought a serious side to morning turns and dispelled the myth that a five-point sidecut is reserved for off piste.

The Rossignol Experience 84 AI W will probably be described as the new version of the Rossignol Temptation, but it really is a completely different ski. It has a more forgiving turn radius and construction than its predecessor, and a tighter turn radius than the Legend W84. It initiates a turn nicely, but will inspire you to seek out playful terrain.
  • Why choose the Legend W84? You want a friendly carving ski with solid edge hold as well as off-piste chops.
  • Why choose the Experience 84 Ai W? You are lighter weight and looking for a confidence-building ski that may inspire you to dabble in off-piste exploration.
  • Insider tip: Both skis are offered flat or with system bindings.
 

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That is a GREAT description of what the E84W can do for an aspiring skier. I think they are an overlooked ski by many.
Haven't been on the Legend 84. It's no secret I was not a fan of the 5-point design on the Dynastar Glory's I had for a brief period. I should really get out on a pair again. I have one friend who shreds the whole mountain on them, in everything but the deepest powder.
 

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Two very nice women’s skis that deserve more attention, in my opinion.

I’d be tempted to seek out a demo of the men’s Legend, as I like that shape.

@Tricia , does the Legend carve when skied centered, or when driving the tips? The reason I ask is I want to know if that is a characteristic of the 5-point design. My Alchemist Wailer 99’s carve surprisingly well when skied centered. Knowing that, the performance envelope of the ski is amazing. Years ago I demoed a Dynastar Cham and I hated it, but I tried to drive it from the tips. I wonder if I had skied it centered, would I have had a different impression.

If this is the case with the Dynastar, might women be discouraged in a demo, not knowing how to extract the performance from the ski?

And the Rossi looks to be a more intuitive shape which may give it an edge in a demo.
 
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Yes, the Legend carves really nicely, especially when driving the tips. This ski is nothing like the Cham, and has a much more grounded personality.

Another cage match I should do is the Legend 96 vs DPS 94
 
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That is a GREAT description of what the E84W can do for an aspiring skier. I think they are an overlooked ski by many.
Haven't been on the Legend 84. It's no secret I was not a fan of the 5-point design on the Dynastar Glory's I had for a brief period. I should really get out on a pair again. I have one friend who shreds the whole mountain on them, in everything but the deepest powder.
I recall you having a bit of a love/hate relationship with 5 point. Perhaps that's just not the design for you. Or perhaps your skiing has grown to a point where you may think differently now. :huh:
 

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What if any differences (besides top sheets) are there between the Legend W84 and the Legend X84? You didn't list any dimensions for that ski.
I got a pair of the X84's late last season and they are a really nice New England daily driver. Wondering about the differences. I'm sill in the camp that skis only know weight/technique/aggression. So graphics aside what's going on here? Are they simply a X84 Lite? If so they might be good for lighter, less aggressive skiers of either gender... but then there's the top sheets and stigma to get past. Nothing is easy :(
 

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I recall you having a bit of a love/hate relationship with 5 point. Perhaps that's just not the design for you. Or perhaps your skiing has grown to a point where you may think differently now. :huh:
After the way I skied this weekend, you might be right. :P
 

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What if any differences (besides top sheets) are there between the Legend W84 and the Legend X84? You didn't list any dimensions for that ski.
I got a pair of the X84's late last season and they are a really nice New England daily driver. Wondering about the differences. I'm sill in the camp that skis only know weight/technique/aggression. So graphics aside what's going on here? Are they simply a X84 Lite? If so they might be good for lighter, less aggressive skiers of either gender... but then there's the top sheets and stigma to get past. Nothing is easy :(
Thye are the same ski, just a graphic change.
 
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I was a fan of the Glorys and the 5-point sidecut, so maybe I should give the Legends a demo.
Absolutely.
If you liked the Glory line, you'll love the Legend.
 

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Two skis from two brands under the same umbrella: one would think they might have some similarities, and they do. But as much as they are similar, they are also quite different.

The Dynastar Legend W84, with its five-point sidecut and two layers of Titanal, is a frontside carving ski with incredible turn initiation and confidence-inspiring edge grip. On the occasions that I've had the pleasure of skiing it, I was impressed with the edge hold; the sidecut might make you think it's more of a playful and less of a carving ski, but it brought a serious side to morning turns and dispelled the myth that a five-point sidecut is reserved for off piste.

The Rossignol Experience 84 AI W will probably be described as the new version of the Rossignol Temptation, but it really is a completely different ski. It has a more forgiving turn radius and construction than its predecessor, and a tighter turn radius than the Legend W84. It initiates a turn nicely, but will inspire you to seek out playful terrain.
  • Why choose the Legend W84? You want a friendly carving ski with solid edge hold as well as off-piste chops.
  • Why choose the Experience 84 Ai W? You are lighter weight and looking for a confidence-building ski that may inspire you to dabble in off-piste exploration.
  • Insider tip: Both skis are offered flat or with system bindings.
Please Help Comparing Women's Skis:
Dynastar Legend w84
Fischer My pro-MT 80 (I don't think this one has Ti)
Atomic Vantage x80 cti
Anything else you recommend not on the list?

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Ski Black and Blue - but not chutes, double blacks. We go at least a week every year. Mutiple resorts, sometimes.
 

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@Tricia could you compare the Legend 84 W to the Astral 84?
Mrsjmills is on a Santa Ana 93 as a DD and think she could benefit from something narrower and more forgiving for on-piste days with the kids
 
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@Tricia could you compare the Legend 84 W to the Astral 84?
Mrsjmills is on a Santa Ana 93 as a DD and think she could benefit from something narrower and more forgiving for on-piste days with the kids
How did I miss this?
The Astral 84 is more of a smooth supple feel and is more in line with the feel of the SA 93.
The Legend 84 gives al little more feedback.

Does that help?
I think if she likes the Santa Ana, she'll prefer the Astral.
If you can find an Astral 88 from a few years ago (before they brought out the SA 88) She may like that too. I know its close in waist width to the 93, but its performs way more front side specific.
 

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@Tricia you teased us in another thread, but did you post anything / review of the Fischer RC One 82 GT that I might have missed ?
 
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@Tricia you teased us in another thread, but did you post anything / review of the Fischer RC One 82 GT that I might have missed ?
You are not mistaken.
I did ski it, starting in late March during the gathering.
I have full reviews coming but haven't done a long term version yet. I should. Thanks for inspiring me
 
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