Dynastar Cham W97 Women’s Skis – 2014/2015 Review

September 15, 2014
Dynastar Cham W97 Women’s Skis – 2014/2015
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
84
Responsiveness
8
Float
9
Versatility
6
Stability
7
Carving
6
Value
8

The Good

  • Float
  • Round turns
  • Big mountain worthy

The Bad

  • Struggles on groomers
  • Carving
THE VERDICT

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.

FULL REVIEW

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.

 


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MSRP
$650.00
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