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CHAM 127

Built in the heart of Chamonix, the award-winning Cham 127 is a high-performance freeride floatation device that excels in the most demanding terrain and snow conditions. Cham's combination of long tip rocker, 5-point sidecut, and real-deal sandwich construction delivers incredible power, maneuverability and float. The unique flat/pintail design enhances tip float in the deepest snow conditions, offers instant speed control, and provides all-mountain power, tracking and stability that redefines "freeride" performance.

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  • Beginner
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Usage
  • Groomed
  • 50%
  • Powder

Specs

Size Available 189
Weight 2900 g/ski
Structure 100% Fiber
Radius 22 m

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DynastarCHAM 127
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Great flotation (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder skiing (3)
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    5.0

    The 127 Slays it Every Day

    By gwat

    from Fernie

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    Pros

    • Bomber Construction
    • Busts Through Crud
    • Durable
    • Easy Turn Release
    • Floats On Crusts
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Need To Be Skied Fast
    • Precise Turn Control
    • Stability When Landing

    Cons

    • A Tad Slow Edge-to-edge
    • Don't Like Jump Turns
    • Learning Curve
    • Need To Be Skied Fast

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Dynastar CHAM 127:

    Let me start by saying that when you first jump on these skis, you will probably think they feel weird. Not weird in any particular bad way, just different. Hard to figure out. I was skeptical for the first few days on these skis, but by the end of the first week had figured them out and haven't looked back (they're now my daily driver at Fernie).

    The Cham 127 only comes in a 189cm. Dimensions are 149-127-141. They are a traditional sandwich construction with full vertical sidewalls made with the same high quality as all other big Dynastar skis. The huge tip has a decent amount of rocker and reverse sidecut while the tail is flat camber with reverse sidecut. Underfoot maintains traditional camber and sidecut.

    The big tip does its job well, never wanting to dive under the surface in even the worst crusts. No more sitting in the backseat when conditions get sketchy, stay forward and charge with confidence. At high speeds the tip does rattle around somewhat, making these a little less stable than previous hard charging skis from Dynastar, but that's the tradeoff for having eternal tip float. Another bonus of the huge tip is it cuts traverses like no other, when everyone else is on the low traverse these things break trail up high like a champ.

    The combo of tip rocker and pintail allows these skis to instantly release from any turn at any time. You can be carving a turn one instant and with a quick flick of the ankles the ski effortlessly releases into a slide. One spot in particular I found this a huge benefit was when making high speed turns in the bumps, and when needed being able to release the turn and slide overtop of a bump that gets in the way.

    Fresh untracked snow is where these things obviously shine. With a combination of carving and sliding they can make any turn size and can be skied at any speed. Control with these skis is unparalleled, the stiff construction with the modern shape allow you to confidently rip any line full speed and know that you'll be able to effortlessly ditch speed whenever necessary.

    Fat width is a stellar landing pad. Stomping is not an issue with the Chams, but if you do end up in the back seat the stiff tails will kick you back upright in an instant. These are a bit more poppy and playful than previous Dynastar offerings. Don't expect to be boosting the booters in the terrain park, but they do provide a little playful boost when you're sending and are super fun in the air.

    Swing weight, as you can imagine, is a little heavy so jump turns are not these ski's forte. But if you have a good set of legs on you whipping these things around isn't as hard as one would imagine.

    Groomers are actually FUN on these. The 127 waist makes turn transitions super slow, and at low speeds they do feel exactly like what they look like, a big fat honking pow ski not meant to be anywhere but pow. Once you get these up to speed these things RAIL GS turns and edge hold is as good as any race ski. No joke. The short traditional sidecut underfoot does take away from the edge hold (compared to a full traditional sidecut ski) when you're gripped on hardpack steeps, but the big tip does give the advantage of being able to slide up and over the spines that a traditional tip would dig straight into. Again, another tradeoff of the new design.

    Mount point is quite a bit more forward than traditional Dynastar offerings. I originally mounted -2cm (as I do with all big skis) but after going to -0.5cm I had gained some agility in the tight stuff.

    Although construction is top notch, there are two (minor) issues with the skis. The Chams do seem to have the same topsheet chipping problem as the original Legend Pros. 5 Minutes with a coarse file easily solves the problem. And the reverse sidecut portions of the edge need to be detuned, which makes the ski even easier to release. It would be nice if they could figure this stuff out at the factory, but doing it yourself allows for a little intimate time with your new skis before you jump on them.

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    5.0

    Big Mountain Bomber

    By dcameroniii

    from the rocky mountains

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    Pros

    • Good Lookin'
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride
    • Versatile For A Fatty
    • Won't Sprack On Groomers

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Tails Wash Out
    • Topskin Shreds

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Dynastar CHAM 127:

    Excellent at what it was meant for: bombing big lines! Very quick, given it's girth and tonnage. I was surprised that the ski wasn't totally useless on the groomers (one needs to get back to the chair occasionally). Tails can wash out if you get lazy, so watch out. Topskin must be made from saran wrap, because mine are sure peeling back; granted, I beat on my gear. Overall, couldn't be happier- bought them to ski pow, and they excel at this job!

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    4.0

    Cham 127

    By Caleb B

    from Fernie, BC

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Big Mountain Freeskiing
    • Crud
    • Open Chutes
    • Powder Skiing
    • Stomping Big Airs

    Comments about Dynastar CHAM 127:

    The 127 with it's low profile tip, multiple sidecuts, and the tapered tail makes the ski unbelievably versatile for being such a big ski. You can ride the tails and schmeer turn like a rockered ski, but that flat stiff tail is there for you when you need it.

    You may have noticed I checked the ''Carves Well'' category, that is because of the multiple sidecuts. The radius is short for such a big ski, making it very manoeuvrable from the trees to the groomer. It does ''carve well'' for such a big ski.

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