High mountains have high expectations: meet the Cham HM.
When you go to the backcountry, you're looking to charge as hard as you do on any other day, which means you need a touring ski that's up to snuff with your high expectations. The Dynastar Cham High Mountain 107 Ski features the new Levitation Profile like the rest of the Cham family, yet incorporates a super-lightweight Paulownia wood core so it's feathery on the way up and crushes on the way down.
- 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 lightweight Paulownia super wood core with lightweight fiberglass laminate provides durability and shaves weight, so this Cham is perfect for all of your backcountry touring endeavors
- Sandwich Laminate construction gives this ski plenty of snap and durability, ensuring you and your Chams will be friends for many moons
- With 107mm underfoot and the long rocker in the tip, be prepared to float over the soft stuff and carve like a boss
- 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
- Full-length vertical sidewalls give you maximum bite and grip in every turn
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Currently skiing a pair of Nordica Hell...
Currently skiing a pair of Nordica Hell and Backs- 185 (21R). Like them but looking for something a little wider and more versatile for the backcountry. Something that's slightly more responsive and turnable in tight spots. Could this be the ski?
Dynastar Cham High Mountain 107 Ski
Could I get the weight of the 175...
Could I get the weight of the 175 cm?
1817 g/ski, I believe
I'm 5'9" 155 pound my everyday ride is a...
I'm 5'9" 155 pound my everyday ride is a Faction 3.Zero 183cm I would like to have a more mountaineering style set-up would a 185cm be unruly or hard to turn in tight coulars?
Hey Som, thanks for your question.
I think you will find this ski to be slightly more nimble than your Faction 3.Zero skis. These Cham High skis have a thinner waist at 107mm and a tighter turning radius of 22 meters. (The Factions have a waist of 112mm and turning radius of 25 meters). These measurements mean that the Cham skis will require a little bit less effort when initiating a turn, and they will be easier than the Factions to turn in trees or tight couloirs. You may even want to keep searching for something with a little less girth and a smaller turning radius. My backcountry skis are around 100mm underfoot with a 16-17m turning radius. I think this is a nice combo to ensure the turns are still great on powder, yet the weight isn't prohibitive for longer ascents.
In summary, these will be more 'turny' than the skis you currently own, though not by too much since they have similar specs.
Solid ski for big mountain
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Spent a couple of weeks skiing on these skis - mostly in firmer/steeper conditions. In steep and consequential terrain they're awesome - great edge grip and stiff tail. Skin attachment is great with the flat tail, which also makes for easy kick turns. There are also holes tip and tail for the K2 style skin attachment system (or clipping a caribiner in crevasse rescue or using with a sled kit). I had much lighter skis last season, but didn't personally notice any issue on the up, and appreciated the beef on the way down. Only downside of the flat tail is I was a little more tentative sliding backwards to clear obstacles, but overall really impressed.
Does anyone have a review of how these...
Does anyone have a review of how these skin? I have no doubt they'll charge downhill, but how about on the way up? Is there still enough acreage on the ground to get skin traction?
I've skinned on these skis a few times and they've done fine. Conditions have been somewhat icy recently, but have had a day in the Watch and two days in Whistler, BC without problems. There have been some points of slipping, but partners on other skis (JJ's, K2 Backdrops and K2 Coombacks) had similar issues. The flat tail means more edge on the snow and more skin in contact too.
BTW, I used the G3 Alpinist skins with these last season. They've got good glide, but not the best for steep up-tracks. 130mm long in http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-backcountry-climbing-skin?rr=t
Cham 107 HM as a tele ski
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have demoed both the Cham 107 and Cham 107 high mountain in the 184 as alpine skis, and found the HM ski to be very impressive. For the weight savings, very little (if any) performance is lost.
Today I got on my new HM 107s with 22 Designs Axls and found them to be an awesome ski. I have yet to tour with them, but just throwing them into and pulling them out of my roofbox, I can see how much lighter they are than all of my other pairs of skis.
I skied them in some crud, bumps, and on some (poorly groomed) groomers. They hold an edge well, yet the pintail lets the tails easily be released for a speed check, slarve, or pivoty turn.
Though these are quite a bit lighter than the ski I cross-shoped them with (the regular Cham 107), they still aren't a "lightweight" ski in comparison to skis by the likes of Dynafit, for example. This is not an issue as a resort ski, but I have a feeling for touring a bit less weight yet, would be nice.
I will update once I have some more time on the skis.
anybody know what the 184 cm length weigh...
anybody know what the 184 cm length weigh in at
They weigh 3940 grams or roughly 8.7 lbs.
I would like to know if you can put alpine...
I would like to know if you can put alpine bindings on it... ?? Are they solid enough for these bindings or you really need alpine touring binding on it?Thanks !
These skis can totally be mounted with alpine bindings! I skied them at a demo this weekend (with Look PX bindings) and couldn't believe how well these things ski considering their lack of metal. They hold an edge and rip! And they're super light, to boot!