"Super light and super fun," Attridge said of the freeride Cham 87. It scored its highest marks for carving and lowest for float—but look for one of the wider skis in the series such as the Cham 97 for more powder performance. "You have to really lay into this light ski, but when you do, it holds," Bristow said. "It's fun to zip around on." Construction for the Cham 87 includes full-length vertical sidewalls, a lightweight wood core with Titanal and Dynastar’s Levitation Profile (a five-point sidecut) with a progressive tapering in the tip and tail, traditional camber underfoot and a flat pintail. "It's easy to initiate the turn and hold a good edge, but it topped out at high speeds," Schlopy noted.