Dynastar Cham W97 Women’s Skis – 2014/2015 ReviewSeptember 15, 2014
- Round turns
- Big mountain worthy
- Struggles on groomers
If you're fortunate enough to enjoy lots of soft snow, lift-served days each season, Dynastar's Cham W 97 will make you the queen of the fall-line with its sweet swing weight and propensity for short turns.
Dynastar's W Cham 97 is an all-mountain ski with substantial shovel float and a tapered tail that performs very well in big terrain, soft snow areas like Snowbird.
Dynastar’s Cham skis tend to excelt at Snowbird, where the combination of long tip rocker and a pintail design make it easy to carve soft snow straight down the fall-line. The W 97 is no exception, as it intuitively arced off-piste conditions, cutting through powder and crud one short, sweet turn at a time. Trees, short chutes and steeps are also pleasure. As one tester remarked, “It’s an all-mountain queen.”
On groomers, however, it isn’t nearly the same. Speed is hard to manage, as is the consistency of round-shaped turns. Our advice? Stay in the powder, and ski the highline, where it shouldn’t be a concern.