2023 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP Skis

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DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP Skis

Light, quick, and incredibly agile, the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP Skis are an awesome choice for front-side rippers and all-mountain shredders who love to keep their skis on edge. If you love quick turns, topping out at a 15-meter radius, the Pagoda Piste 90 is right up your alley. The RP shaping complements these skis very well, not only in a carving format, but also with all-mountain versatility. With more dramatic rocker and taper to generate that shorter radius, the skis all behave the same, regardless of size. With a wood core that's made out of ash and aspen, the skis also have dual-layers of carbon to keep the ski stiff and responsive without being too heavy. The ash is mostly found in the underfoot regions, and this denser product helps keep the edge strong and the ski torsionally stiff. Thanks to the aspen in the forebody and through the tail, the ski is easy to engage and has a smooth and precise feel throughout the carve. The dual-carbon layup is really where these skis separate themselves from other 90's in the world. While they're not trying to compete with the dual metal laminate skis of the world, they're still getting a fair amount of strength to get them on par in terms of overall performance. It's a different feel, but not everyone likes that metallic feeling in skis, the carbon has a different personality for sure.


  • Sidecut: 119/90/106
  • Turn Radius: 15 meters
  • Ash and Aspen Wood Core
  • Dual Carbon Laminate
  • RP Shaping with Deep Rocker and Taper
  • Ability Level: Advanced skiers

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers 


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Hi, I have been skiing on a pair of 173 Brahma 88s for the past 8 years. I have been spending more time in the bumps lately and am looking to change skis for next season, looking for something that would work better in variable snow. Mostly ski in Colorado and Utah (doing the Ikon shuffle). I have been looking at your videos and wondered how you see the DPS Pagoda Piste 90RP, vs Elan 96ripstick Black, vs Rustler 9? Any thoughts? Thanks, Mark
Question by: Mark Shatz on Mar 26, 2021, 10:43 AM
The Rustler 9 would be a more forgiving and playful ski compared to your Brahma, without giving up too much power. The Ripstick 96 Black edition is a very light and energic ski that still maintains a very damp performace and will be very versatile in the varied snow conditions. The Pagoda is another light weight build that will offer great softer snow performance while still offerng damp performance on firmer conditions. Choosing really depends on where you will be skiing more of the time. Rustler will give best performance on firmer conditions and the lighter builds will be more playful in softer conditions, but may have a bit of a speed limit on the hardpack.
Answer by: Pat Kerwawycz on Mar 26, 2021, 1:41 PM
I am a 72 year old man who has been skiing for 65 years. I am an expert skier with a strong preference for western resort moguls, which I like to do all day long assuming there is no powder to be had. My old skis are K2 Rictor all mountain ski with a 127/80/109 profile. They work very well in the bumps but are heavy. I am wondering if DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP will work in the moguls and or crud compared to my old K2 Rictors. I have never skied a ski with a waist this wide and am worried about how quick it will turn in tight moguls.
Question by: Tim Nelson on Nov 8, 2021, 12:18 AM
Hi Tim,

Thanks for your inquiry.

The DPS Pagoda 90 is quick turner (15-meter turn radius) and would be an ideal bump ski. Its light thanks to its dual carbon lay up , and has no metal in it . The dual layers of carbon keep the ski stiff and responsive , while wood ash underfoot keeps the edge hold strong and keeps the ski torsionally stiff when things get a firm. This ski is easy to engage for quick, explosive turns through the bumps. Because your out West, soft or packed power bumps are the norm, and we would certainly recommend a 90mm waisted ski for out there, particularly when you get a fresh dump to provide you with much better flotation and all-mountain capabilities than your narrow waisted 80mm K2 Rictor. No issues worrying about the wider waist not being able to turn fast enough in the bumps or out on the rest of the mountain as well. You will be much happier all around with a lighter, wider waisted ski like the Pagoda for bump skiing, and Western all-mountain front-side versatility.

Hope this helps and think snow!

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Nov 8, 2021, 9:27 AM
6', 220lb, 56 year old, lifelong skier looking to trade my Volkl Mantras for something lighter and more playful mostly for east coast (50/50 on/off piste). Looking for slow speed maneuverability, short turns, bumps and trees. Thought I had settled on the Ripstick 88s until I started looking into these DPS 90s. How would you describe the main differences? Thanks.
Question by: Bill Rainey on Feb 12, 2022, 11:30 AM
HI Bill!
The DPS is stiffer, more consistently, from tip to tail. The Ripstick has a unique feel to it, but doesn't use carbon in the same way. The DPS is a strong carver, and in addition, has a shorter turn radius due to the RP shaping. As such, the DPS prefers to make shorter turns while the Ripstick is more versatile in turn shape and duration. For maneuverability, bumps, trees, and short swing turns, I think you should still lean to the Ripstick. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 14, 2022, 11:05 AM

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