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CHAM 87 BLUE

The award-winning Cham 87 Blue delivers high-performance freeride versatility for excelling in all-mountain terrain and varied 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, phenomenal ease-of-use; and provides all-mountain power, tracking and stability that redefines "freeride" performance.

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  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Expert
  • Pro
Usage
  • Groomed
  • 50%
  • Powder

Specs

Size Available 166,172,178,184
Weight 1600 g/ski
Structure 100% Fiber
Tip rocker Yes
Sidecut 127/87/103
Radius 16 m

Technologies

Bindings

NX 11 MEDIUM BK WHT

The NX 11 Medium is a lightweight high-performance all-mountain binding with a 3.5-11 DIN range and 90mm brake. The reinforced Full Drive toepiece combined with the lightweight NX heel delivers maximum power transmission, shock absorption and an...

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DynastarCHAM 87 BLUE
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (4)
  • Great flotation (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good carving ability (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed terrain (4)
    • Powder skiing (4)
    • Moguls (3)
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    4.0

    Versatile ride

    By Harry P

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Moguls
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Dynastar CHAM 87 BLUE:

      About me: 6ft 200lbs aggressive and fast

      Terrain skied: Groom, chop, hard packed, slush, bumps.

      Demo Location: Vail, CO

      Went to the shop on a busy weekend and the demo selection was very thin. Hesitantly took a pair of Cham 87 in 178cm. Too my surprise they were okay. If I were to purchase it I would definitely get the 184 though.

      The ski is lively and responsive edge to edge. Held and edge on hard pack. The tip rocker causes the tip to flap a bit in the serious chop.

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      5.0

      Couldn't be happier!

      By JG

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Moguls
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Dynastar CHAM 87 BLUE:

        I am in a slightly different boat than the other reviewers here, so I thought my perspective might add some value. I am 28 years old and in the middle of my second season of skiing. I first hopped on a pair of skis in January of 2013. I like to think I catch on to things quick, as I am skiing blacks and double blacks at the big mountains. I have labelled myself as "intermediate" for fear of seeming arrogant if I call myself "advanced" after such a short period of time. I do my best to get out and ski 1-2 times per week consistently and I am keeping up with friends who have skied for far longer.

        My experience with various other skis is extremely limited. I did, however, do a lot of research and spoke to a lot of experts before purchasing this ski. It was a careful and, what I believe to be, well-thought-out decision. My previous pair of skis were Rossi E74's and I had ridden those since my second day of skiing with my experience on any other skis during my entire (short) career limited to only two other pairs.

        My reason for wanting this type of ski was the desire for something feels more stable in crud and has the ability to glide through powder while still maintaining solid performance on piste. I was drawn away from bigger, heavier, stiffer skis by the thought that I might not be able to work them in bumps and moguls as well at my level.

        Overall, I couldn't be happier with my choice. Mind you, I don't have a lot to compare to, but I can say the following. This ski not only handles bumps, crud, and powder far better than I could ever have dreamed of my Rossi E74's doing, but it also has carving ability that is light years ahead.

        I can neither confirm nor deny how this ski would treat an advanced or expert skier, but I can say that for someone looking to grow and advance to the next level, this ski will do it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Skis!

        By Eastern Skier

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain
          • Moguls
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Dynastar CHAM 87 BLUE:

          I am 62 and was looking for something that would allow to ramp up my skiing in moguls and crud, but could float on rare days in the east when we have powder, or if I go out west.

          I did two days of demos and tried a dozen top rated skis, including Rossi E88,E83, Kendos, RTM 84s, etc., all nice skis--but then was recommended to try the Dynastar Chams. I tried both the 97 and 87--both were great, but coming from an older 63 waist ski, I felt the 87 was a better choice for me.

          They are truly amazing. Took them out on a day where there was lots of fresh snow from the day before, some power on the edges, lots of piles and some ice underneath, and the skis floated through either crud of nicer powder, had solid gip on the ice, and were reasonably stable on high speeds. But particularly nice was their nimble movement through steep moguls and ease of turn initiation. As I am not as flexible as before, like the other reviewer, the extra spring and manoeverability are very appreciated.

          An awesome ski!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow! Wow! Wow!

          By Dirky Mountain

          from Antwerp, Belgium

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Dynastar CHAM 87 BLUE:

            I'm skiing already for 45 years, did a lot of heliski and off-piste skiing. I dare to say I'm a good off-piste skier. In those 45 years I skied on many different ski's and experienced the whole evolution. Now I'm 60 years old and not that flexible anymore, but as I discovered the CHAM 87, I'm sure I can enjoy skiing for many, many more years!I recommend every skier to try this machine, but I warn you: next thing you'll do after testing is go to the store and buy it, just as I did! It's realy amazing how this ski goes over every obstacle with ease. From now on there are no more bad conditions, neither on the slopes or off-piste!

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            • No

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