Dynastar Cham 107 (2013/2014) Review

August 30, 2013
Dynastar Cham 107 (2013/2014)
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
81
Float
7
Sluff-ability
9
Hard Snow Performance
4
Stability
6
Forgiveness
8
Value
7

The Good

  • Quick edge-to-edge
  • Surfy
  • Loves steeps
  • Easy to schmear/slarve

The Bad

  • Not confident on hard snow
  • Long turns
THE VERDICT

Built for faceshot-filled arcs in a truly alpine setting, Dynastar's Cham 107 is a lift-served ski for prime days and skiers who get a lot of those prime days in.

FULL REVIEW

Snowbird felt like the ideal testing ground for Dynastar’s Cham 107, a surfy feeling big mountain soft snow loving ski that absolutely eats up the steeps and excels making quick fall-line turns. Built for faceshot-filled arcs in a truly alpine setting, this is a lift-served ski for prime days and skiers who get a lot of those prime days in. Schmear it, slarve it, go ahead and carve it, but stay off the hardpack and don’t try to force a long turn.

A lack of hard snow performance and a drop in stability whenever you try to push the speed limit much above 30mph are the knocks against the ‘Cham,’ while its sluff-ability and forgiveness were ranked among the tops in the test. If you ski a lot of steeps, and a lot of soft snow, this is a great pick. If you just want to power through whatever any big day brings, check out the other reviews.

 


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$850.00
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