Dynastar Cham W 107 (2014)
Yes, its price barely qualifies for the Value category. But for women who are serious about powder skiing, and expect to do lots of it, the Cham W is a serious tool. Don’t be fooled: there’s nothing women’s specific about it except the graphic. But Dynastar uses its lightest core construction. And a newschool powder design, with aggressive rocker and a loose, tapered tip, keeps it floaty, fun and easy to pivot in deep snow.
The women's Cham 107 is Dynastar's widest women's ski, a lightweight, rockered freerider for expert women who expect to ski lots of powder. The Cham women's series is new from Dynastar this year. It's a collection of three models in waist widths of 107, 97, and 87 mm. Like the High Mountain versions of the men's Chams, to which they are similar in all but topsheet, they're built with a paulownia wood core, which makes them about 25 percent lighter than regular men's models. All are tapered in the tip and tail for slashy, smeary powder performance, instant speed control, and enhanced maneuverability (Dynastar calls it Progressive 5-Point Sidecut, referring to the reverse sidecut that extends tip and tail beyond the widest points of the ski.). All models have aggressively rockered tip and tail, for deep-snow flotation, with pronounced sidecut underfoot for arcing on firmer snow. Full-length vertical sidewalls and fiberglass-reinforced wood-core laminate constructions are designed to deliver dependable edge grip and reliable durability. All models are sold flat (without binding).
|Level||Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert|
|Lengths||157, 166, 175, 184|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.10 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||2.83 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||1.98 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.01 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||2.90 / 5|
|Rating: Flotation||3.66 / 5|
|Rating: Overall||2.84 / 5|