Make sure your socks are on tight, because the Dynastar Cham 107 Ski is liable to try and knock them off with its combo of power, precision, maneuverability, and float. Made to crush the steep, deep, and gnarly, the 107 is the most versatile ski in Dynastar's Cham line, built with a light Paulownia wood core that's been laminated with fiberglass to serve up solid amounts of torsional stiffness and power when you're mobbing down wind-buffed faces, busting through chop, or rallying the groomers back to the lift. Last year's Cham had a sheet of metal for a damper feel, but that's been kicked to the curb this year, making the new Cham more playful, lighter, and more ready for the backcountry.
Traditional camber underfoot and full-length vertical sidewalls give you tons of edging power, and the gradual tip rocker helps the ski float through the cold smoke and gobble up day-old leftovers like they're a five-course meal. The Cham 107 also features Dynastar's progressive five-point sidecut, which combines a tapered tip and tail with traditional sidecut underfoot to give you the best edging, smearing, and turning performance this side of a sports car. The tapered tip engages like a dream but won't hook up or get twitchy at speed, and the tapered pintail helps you float through the deep and lets you dump speed in a hurry when you find yourself heading for an unexpected air. The Cham's sandwich construction lays down plenty of toughness, power, and durability, too, so you won't feel out of place ripping some hardpack to ribbons when it hasn't snowed in a few days.
- Rockered tip and tail with camber underfoot
- Five-point sidecut
- Sandwich construction
- Paulownia wood core
- Fiberglass laminates
- Square tail
- Reinforced binding mount layer
- Item #DYN001Q
- Q & A
Disappointed, so far
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I owned a pair of original Cham 107s and loved them. When I sought to replace them, I bought the 2.0. I haven't even skied them yet, and I am disappointed. The tailpiece no longer accommodates the STS clip on my BD skins, and although Dynastar makes skins for these skis, I contacted them and they don't sell them in the US. So, kind of useless for its intended use - an AT ski. This ski may now be relegated to a resort ski where its lightness is more of a liability than an advantage - unlike my old 107s, a much heavier ski that would plow through anything.
Moreover I am not happy with Dynastar's quality control, the skis are sloppily constructed so that the laminates overlap . I am also disenchanted with Backcountry.com's shipping and handling - these skis arrived poorly packaged, the inner ski wrappings were torn and there was a nice long burr on the edge. Backcountry, are you selling us factory seconds?
Great all around ski
Purchased these skis for an all around mountain ski and they've been awesome. I've used them in all conditions (powder, hard pack and groomers) and they have been great in all conditions. The turning radius is good and I have no problems buzzing through the trees. Love em.