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Dynastar – Cham 2.0 Woman 97
The versatility of Dynastar’s Cham range is typified by this 97mm waisted version. There are few skis that will transition between variable conditions with such ease. It’s a ski that had already won accolades in its first incarnation but this new 2.0 version has made a smooth thing, well, smoother. Dynastar explains how they have made both the rocker/camber and sidecut lines less acute, for a less catchy and more progressive feel mid-turn but, for us, the most noticeable change is in the construction. The 2.0 uses a part-paulownia wood core. It’s a wood renowned for its performance-to-weight ratio and has resulted in a near 20% weight reduction in the ski. This will be significant for anyone considering mounting a touring binding on a Cham, which is the best way to unlock its full capabilities in all snow conditions. Even with its tight 15m radius, we wouldn’t say the Cham is going to set your pants on fire in terms of energy and bite, rather it will smoothly transition from short, old-school turns to drifty, relaxed turns on everything from steep corn to powder, without ever scaring or shocking you.