Dynastar Cham 97

3.71 / 5
Rating
Aug 15, 2013
Editors' Choice
The Cham 97 won a bounty of ski test booty last year, and it didn’t disappoint in 2013/2014 either. Testers gave it high scores for float, versatility and stability, with lower marks for carving. “The fat tip floats on top of snow,” Gaudet said. “It’s a great all-around ski for varied conditions like soft, cut-up snow.” The freeride model gets its unique shape from a five-point sidecut, designed with a progressive tapering in the tip and tail, traditional camber underfoot, a long rockered tip and a narrow pintail. Construction includes vertical sidewalls and a lightweight wood core with Titanal. “It can feel a little heavy, but it’s solid and stable in the turn and felt bomber underfoot,” Flickinger said.

Cham 97 Specs

  • Category ALL MOUNTAIN
  • Editors' Choice
  • MSRP $ 800
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Men's
  • Core Woodcore, titanal
  • Turning radius 16m at 178cm
  • Lengths (in cm) 166-172-178-184
  • Sidecut 118-133-97-113-94
  • Rating
    3.71
  • Carving
    3.43
  • Playfulness
    3.57
  • Versatility
    3.71
  • Stability
    3.86
  • Float
    4.00
Cham 97 - Dynastar
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