Re-tooled and dialed-up for 2017, the Dynastar Cham 2.0 117 is a five-dimensional freeride floater that has a keen focus on steep fall-lines. Overall, our testers with a preference for technical terrain enjoyed this ski more than non-directional jibbers. Not as stiff or burly as years past, Dynastar has trimmed some metal and added fiberglass laminates to surround the paulownia woodcore. Seeing that the result is a snappier, lighter, more backcountry-ready ski, we think it's a nifty tradeoff.
The Cham 2.0 117 is phased out of Dynastar's ski line-up for 2017/2018. While we're sad to see them go, we're psyched to see what they come up with next.