Dynastar Cham 87 (2014)

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Price: $700.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 103
Tip/Tail/Waist: 127-87-103
Lengths: 166, 172, 178, 184

An 87-mm waist gives the Cham 87 a measure of hard-snow grip - and quickness edge to edge - that the fatter Chams lack. Like all Chams, it's big-mountain-freeride in spirit, but will better serve an Eastern skier whose big mountains are only occasionally covered in powder. Dynastar's returning Cham series of freeride/adventure skis celebrates Dynastar's big-mountain heritage - the company is located near Chamonix, France - with freeride-spirited skis in waist widths ranging from huge (127 mm) to pragmatic (87 mm). There are seven models, including three High Mountain versions built for backcountry adventure with lighter cores better suited to long ascents. 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 variously reinforced wood-core laminate constructions are designed to deliver dependable edge grip and reliable durability.