2023 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP Skis
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
All-Mountain • Groomers
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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.
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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!