10 comments on “2019-2020 Dynastar Mythic 97”

  1. I’ve been on the Mythic for the last season and have been pleased with it. Every ski is a compromise and the Mythic allows you to tour a moderately wide ski without the weight of a freeride world tour ski. Also it’s pretty good on hard snow too, but it will never be a GS weapon.

    In new or old untouched snow the ski is simply a blast as the massive shovel gives me the same feeling as my volkl twos but with more bounce. In Iceland in 12″ of untouched pow I could follow the guide’s euro wiggle, or could let the skis run at 3x the speed and pop me out of the snow between every turn.

    On piste the ski carves well, as expected given its short radius. Just lay it over and round it goes. As the speed increases to fast, on hard surfaces the massive tip can start to bounce, or the skis will chatter if you jam on an edge. Generally though it’s not a problem if you keep smooth.

    On moguls and chop I really like the ski as the flex, radius and big tip work together to smoothly lift over things, rather than spearing into lumps. This probably saved me in fog at Davos when i failed to realize that the smooth red run back to the village turns into a fully bumped up black. After a few brown trouser moments I let the skis run and got down a bit faster than prudent.

    Only downside to the skis is that the topsheet is thin, and after 3 days of skiing with my kids they look like 5 year old skis.

  2. Mythic 97 is a very good touring ski. Light enough, good float, poppy in corn, not a total noodle. I’d agree it prefers to be carved on 2D snow rather than being slid around.

    The only place I didn’t like them was crusty or punchy, difficult snow. No ski is perfect here, but some are better than others. I personally found them catchier than some other comparable skis (BMT 94, Zero G 95) with all of the sidecut in this type of snow.

  3. Hi,

    If I plan to ski European backcountry (human powered), in spots like Chamonix, Zermatt and La Grave . Why should I get the Mythic 97 instead of the Wailler 112 Tour 1. They weigh about the same, have similar turning radii, but the Wailler gives me a lot more width underfoot. Is the Wailler tour 1 that bad on firm snow, that it is worth sacrificing ~15mm underfoot? I acknowledge that there is not a lot of Utah powder in Europe but last season gave me hope and u felt like my 98mm skis were too skimpy.

    My compromise idea is to go for the Wailler 99 A, but that feels like a heavy ski for the width.

    • Hi Rob,

      Disclaimer: I haven’t skied the Wailer 112 Tour 1. The Mythic 97 does just fine powder – it’s got pretty massive shovels. For Europe, I’d lean towards a more substantial ski than something in the Tour 1 construction. I personally wouldn’t make the Wailer 112 Tour 1 my only touring ski, but it probably be great in a 2-ski touring quiver.

  4. What length would you recommend in these?
    I ski the soul 7 in 180 and find that the perfect length. I thought the 188 was definitely too long for me. I liked the old Cham but felt it ski’d a little short at speed and was in between sizes on that one too. I’m 5’11” 160lbs.

    I appreciated the comparisons to the freebird. I’m looking at one of these two skis for my crud / ice day ski. Already have the Backland 107 for powder days – that tail hook! :( The better length options on the freebirds may tip the scales.

  5. What is the difference between the Mythic 97 and the Legend 96? I have the latter, which I use as my patrol ski, but am looking for a touring setup to replace my old tele gear.

  6. I am deciding between the Line Vission 98 at 171 cm and this Dynastar Mythic 97 or the Head Kore (all in similar sizes and an under boot measurement of 98-105. Which would you choose? I really want a light ski that I can also do huge GS/SG turns on groomed and still have moderate speed fun in powder. We usually take two trips out west (pre-covid and I am getting ready for next year’s season). Thank you.

  7. Hi, a friend of mine just lost one of his Mythic 97 on a skitour. He utterly loved these skis, and of course, Dynastar is not making them anymore and the M-Tour looks quite different. He’s lightweight but very fit and with a “poppy” skiing style, currently preparing the mountain guide training course (up to 3000m ascent days…) and well, he really enjoyed his Mythics and it was his one-quiver ski so inbounds too. He would mount Tectons on them again and skis with Maestrale RS.
    I never got along with his skis, so I’m in trouble recommending him anything. What skis would you recommend for him?
    Thanks, Dietmar

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