Dynastar Cham 2.0 117 Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 16, 2015
Dynastar Cham 2.0 117 Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
81
Responsiveness
6
Stability
8
Float
8
Firm Snow Survival
6
Forgiveness
6
Value
7

The Good

  • Great in powder
  • Stable
  • Good turn initiation
  • Loves the fall-line

The Bad

  • Very stiff
  • Feels like a lot of ski
  • Not versatile
  • Needs to avoid firm snow
THE VERDICT

Deep powder pleasure, steep fall-line focus, and reliable stability are all hallmarks of the Cham 2.0 117. It is less versatile than other skis in this category, and rewards stronger skiers who like to work their boards.

FULL REVIEW

Testing at Snowbird has always been a bonus for Dynastar’s Cham line, which feels as if each ski was custom-designed for deep powder and steep fall-lines. The redesigned Cham 2.0 117 got some decidedly mixed reviews from our test team, however. On the extreme end, one tester called it his “Favorite” ski this category, remarking on the “strong, maneuverable platform and authority to plow through off-piste conditions,” while another found it “super stiff and hard to steer in tight spots.” What everyone agreed on was the ski’s stability and strong performance in the powder (which we had plenty of at this particular test!)

The less favorable aspects were the lack of versatility, and lack of confidence on firm snow. Best recommended for strong, technical skiers who like take their skills into the deep snow.

 


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