2022 DPS Pagoda Piste 100 C2 Skis
DPS Pagoda Piste 100 C2 Skis
The Pagoda line from DPS represents a calculated entry into the hard-charging front side realm of skis. Built with a wood core, two sheets of carbon, and a ton of precision, the Pagoda Piste 100 and its C2 chassis is here to lay down some mean-looking tracks all over the mountain. Thanks to the versatile 100 mm waist width, the skis have the ability to be an exclusive carving ski or they can be mixed up and taken anywhere on any hill at any time. On the stiffer side, but also the lighter side the Pagoda is easy to maneuver and swish around turns, but is also capable of incredible edge hold and stability at speed. Thanks to the wood core that's made of both aspen and ash, with the ash predominantly found underfoot, the skis have a smooth and light entry and exit to the turn, but underfoot is all business. Not only does that ash hold up and create stronger torsional stiffness, but there's also a binding mount plate that, while isn't necessarily a structural laminate, does offer a bit more in terms of heft and underfoot stability. With less dramatic taper, the ski hooks up easier than some of DPS's other skis, and holds the turn tight until the end. As is the case with other DPS skis, the dual-carbon laminates do the bulk of the heavy lifting, even though they're very light layers. You can really feel the ski come alive due to the full carbon layups, and the character is true DPS.
- Sidecut: 132/100/115 mm at 179 cm length
- Turn Radius: 19 meters at 179 cm length
- Weight: 1805 grams per ski at 179 cm length
- Ash and Aspen Wood Core
- Dual Carbon Laminate
- C2 Chassis
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Powder
if you are already on the Bonafide and like it, the Enforcer 104 free would be the next closest ski to that in comparison to both DPS models. Smooth, damp precise and now light, the Enforcer 104 free will give you many of the same attributes as your trusty Bonafides, but in a lighter and more approachable package. Not quite as stiff, certainly much lighter, and with the added ability now to make different turn shapes at different speeds, you don't have to charge or be on your A game to enjoy the Enforcer. But at the same time, when you want to ramp things up, the ski will still perform like its heavier metal adversaries like the regular Enforcer or todays Bonafides. Nothing against DPS, but just not the same ski performance wise as far as dampness, edge precision, and over all build along w/ all-mountain versatility, especially when things firm up between storms. Nordica Enforcer 104 all the way in a 179cm would be your ticket.
Hope this helps and think snow!
I like the 100's, and between the Wailer A100 and the Pagoda Piste, it depends more on the terrain you're skiing. The Wailer is a very well-rounded all-mountain ski while the Pagoda Piste is stiffer and damper, and the C2 shaping makes it more suitable for groomers and carving. The Wailer is lighter and easier to turn with the shorter turn radius, and is a more playful ski overall. I'm leaning to the Wailer due to its versatility, and I'd look to the 171 cm length. Have fun!
I'm a tele skier as well and ski the NTN Freeride clamp for lifts, use the Outlaw X for touring.
The Enforcer 104 does have a fair amount of tip and tail rocker or splay. Yes, I would say you would lose about 4-5cm of edge contact with the 186 cm Nordica so the running length/edge contact would be very similar to your old 180 cm Bonafides. Go for it!
Free the heel and the mind will follow......