Dynastar Cham HM 107 (2014)


Rating: 3.17 / 5
Price: $800.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 107
Tip/Tail/Waist: 137-107-122
Lengths: 166, 175, 184, 190

Stability at speed: 3.21 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.34 / 5
Crud performance: 3.48 / 5
Flotation: 4.09 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.50 / 5
Overall: 3.17 / 5

The High Mountain version of the Cham 107 is about 25 percent lighter than the regular version, making it more nimble and manageable and better suited to sidecountry ascents. 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.