We've tested and reviewed the Cham 2.0 87 before with results that were mixed at best - it's fair to say, they were not our most popular ski. But Dynastar have made some serious tweaks to the range and the new model seemed to inspire our female skiers during our 2016 test.
A new blend of rocker and sidecut construction has been added along with a Paulownia wood core to add strength and reduce weight - these skis would easily double up as a touring option.
Whilst the old model seemed cumbersome and laborious in short turns, they now feel snappy and playful - and in longer radius, they are smooth and flowing, whilst before often felt understeered and shaky at higher speeds.
Whatever the design team have done here, it has worked for us. The Cham 2.0 87 would make an ideal ski for a seasonaire looking for a versatile tool to play on any surface and in any condition - wide enough to handle powder snow conditions (providing you're not expecting a big mountain charger), and shaped enough to make powerful carving turns on groomed slopes.
We really enjoyed the re-boot Cham 2.0 87 and believe that existing fans of the previous model will simply love them even more too - one of our standout freeride skis from the 2016 on snow test in Kuhtai, Austria.