2016/2017 Dynastar Cham 2.0 97 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Back Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

Dynastar’s aim with the Cham 2.0 97 was to create a blend of hard-charging performance and ease-of-use for all-mountain skiers. Testers validated: According to Loomans, the Cham 2.0 97 is “well-rounded and easy to ski in all turn shapes and conditions.” They bestowed the highest marks of all the skis in the category for stability, but were less impressed with the 97-mm-waisted ski’s powder performance (Look to the Cham 2.0 117 for high flotation scores). The Progressive 5-point sidecut is widest in the forebody, with a moderately rockered tip, narrow rockered pintail and traditional camber underfoot. Construction includes full-length vertical sidewalls and a paulownia and fiberglass core. “Plows through packed powder and rails on the ‘roy,” says March. “Aggressive intermediate and expert skiers are best suited for this versatile ski.”

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