Wham, bam, thank you Cham.
As the big gun in Dynastar's new Cham series, the Cham 127 Ski is an expert-level ski built to deliver the ultimate punch in the big mountains. The new Levitation Profile has an extra-long rocker in the tip for effortless float, yet sports a classic camber underfoot that extends into a flat pintail so you have all the power and bite you need to rip turns at high speed.
- Dynastar's new Levitation Profile is comprised of a long rockered tip, classic camber underfoot, and a flat pintail for increased power and control in every snow condition imaginable
- The wood core with titanal and high-tech laminates provides top-tier balance, power, and feel so you crush like a pro every time you ride
- Sandwich Laminate construction gives this ski plenty of snap and durability, ensuring you and your Chams will be friends for many moons
- Full-length vertical sidewalls give you maximum bite and grip in every turn
- With 127mm underfoot and the long rocker in the tip, be prepared to float like a cork in the deep stuff
- Dynastar's progressive 5-Point Sidecut features traditional sidecut underfoot with reverse sidecut in the tip and tail for excellent maneuverability on the hardpack and increased control when you're straight-lining through freshies
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so does this 127 version not have the 2...
so does this 127 version not have the 2 titanal layers in it? can anyone go into the details of the construction of the ski?
are there fiberglass layers etc?
It does have the Titanal. Direct from Dynastar:
"Traditional sandwich technology with wood core and two titanal layers that provide excellent stability in carving and greatly reduce torsional effects. The power is provided by two layers of fibreglass whose basic weight varies depending on the model and the desired skiability. The double melamine/phenol sidewalls ensure flexibility and power according to the skier's needs in the different phases of the turn."
I think that is a general statement made about all the cham series skis...i have heard that the 127 does not use titanal, though.
the dynastar website says that the 127 structure is "100%fiber" - and for the 107 the website says that its structure is "fibro-metal". so I would assume this means that the 107 uses wood and titanal and that the 127 uses only wood (fiberglass maybe as well...this is why I ask).
also on the dynastar website under "technologies" used. both the 127 and 107 say that "wood titanal" is used.
there is obviously some discrepancy here. I have never heard of such a fat ski with two layers of metal...
so does someone know the truth...?
not quite an answer, but having had hands on them un-mounted, they are very hefty skis.
While the Cham 107 has two layers of titanal, the 127 does not.
They do make a Cham 127 "HIGH MOUNTAIN" that has no metal , the salesman I spoke to @ Jackson indicated that the HM series were much lighter then the regular Cham , and the diff is def noticeable . The HM s were awesome up on the mountain in the pow as well as the steep chutes , not so much in the medium to flatter cruisers - tho not terrible!
Dynastar Cham 127 Ski
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I had the chance to take this ski for a few runs at Stevens Pass in March 2012 when we had perhaps a foot or so of new snow. I normally ski the Dynastar LP Rider Length 186 (no tip rise/rocker) and 97mm underfoot (29 m radius).
The Cham 127s definitely gave me the float I need to stay on top and tear down the mountain. This ski had that familiar Big-Mountain ripping Dynastar sensation -- in no time I was tearing down steep terrain at high speed and these skis can take it. Also in Dynastar fashion, YOU, the skier, have to be ready for this ski. However, the new design allows a bit more forgiveness than the previous skis without tip rise but these Chams seem like they can still handle the high end too.
While the 127 mm is a lot to handle, I don't think that overall this ski was any harder to handle than my old-school LPs. It has great flotation and it is a ski for those who still want to actually ski as opposed to kind of floating down the mountain like a full-rockered K2 Pontoon.
Skilled skiers will find a Big Mountain slayer that can handle forces that come with the territory. They?re probably a bit girthy for an everyday ski but when the snow is deep you will be moving fast and smiling big.
Dynastar Cham 127 Ski
Tried these at Demo Days at Boyne Mtn. Last winter! Skied on hard packed crud and they were super responsive! My favorite ski of the day! :D