Dynastar Cham 2.0 117 Ski Test Results 2016 ReviewSeptember 16, 2015
- Great in powder
- Good turn initiation
- Loves the fall-line
- Very stiff
- Feels like a lot of ski
- Not versatile
- Needs to avoid firm snow
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.
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.