DPS is proud to announce a new chapter in the carbon ski revolution by introducing a fourth construction option to its lineup. Tour1 is a targeted lightweight backcountry build that emphasizes fast ascents and class-leading downhill performance. It is significantly lighter than Pure3, DPS’ flagship construction. Whereas Pure3 is ultimate in advanced ultra-powerful carbon ski technology, Tour1 skis are comparable in weight to the lightest backcountry-specific touring skis on the market while offering competitive differentiation by exhibiting superior, class-leading torsional stiffness, unmatched edge grip and dampening via a proprietary new Tour1 specific aerospace carbon laminate. Why invest energy in long tours if you are forced to ride floppy touring skis that sap the performance and fun out of the descent?
The Zelda 106 Tour1 offers a seriously fun touring package. It is arguably the safe centerpiece for touring in the widest range of conditions. Mount tech bindings on the Zelda and use it from scrappy early November action to that last magical June corn day—and everything in-between. Many will argue that the Zelda’s waist-width and turn radius combination delivers the most terrain/snow range of any ski design in existence.