2016/2017 Dynastar Cham 2.0 W 97 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Back Category.

“Why turn when you can go straight?” asks Muecke, referencing the Cham 2.0 W 97. “It’s great for wide open terrain like steep and deep bowls.” Testers were fond of the 97-mm-waisted ski’s performance in powder, but less impressed with its playfulness, citing a lack of pop and a heavy feeling underfoot. Dynastar redesigned the women’s Cham freeride series this season, and construction includes full-length vertical sidewalls as well as a lightweight paulownia and fiberglass core. The unique shape, however, comes from a progressive five-point sidecut, where the widest part is in the forebody. The model also has a moderately rockered tip, a narrow rockered pintail and traditional camber underfoot. “This is a ‘Let’s do this’ kind of ski,” says Rodman. “It’s a bit heavy underfoot, but the tips can float for fall line turns in the fluff.”

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