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2013 Dynastar Cham 97 Reviews

Xela

A fun modern all-mountain ski with some tail

Posted

Pros: Nice "pop" out of turns. Pivotable. Rails if you lay it over.

Cons: Some tip flap. Debatable tail.

  Product: Length Tested: 178cm Dimensions/Turn Radius: 113 / 97 / 133, 15m radius Camber: Rockered Tip w/camber Binding: Demo Mount point: Suggested   Environment & Conditions: Location of Test: Squaw Valley Number of Runs: All day Snow Conditions: Spring conditions, not quite corn Demo or Own: Demo   Tester Info: Username: Xela Age: 41 Height/Weight: 5'9", 150 lbs. Ski Days/Season: 30 Years Skiing: ~20 Aggressiveness: Aggressive Current Quiver: 2012 Blizzard Bonafide 180; 2006 Dynastar Legend 8000 172 Home Area: Squaw Valley Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees   Conclusion: A fun modern all-mountain...
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Philpug

Cham Wow 97mm edition

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Pros: Easy to initiate, carves great

Cons: even with a pin tail, does not release as smooth as a ski with early rise in the tail

  Review:   If any ski is primed to dethrone the Bonafide, it is the new Cham 97 from Dynastar. Dynastar's Cham collection is is about the freshest collection of skis to come out of Chamanix in recent memory. With it's early rise/extended tip profile/ tip rocker, and cambered underfoot and pin tail, the Cham sports uniquely visual difference from other collection from mainstream manufacturers. On snow the Cham 97 was a great performer even in a size below what I would choose for myself. It handled great in the high speed groomers and even the cut up crud didn't affect the 97 at all. I look forward to putting it through its paces when we get some softer conditions. ...
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