This is the original and often-imitated 120mm class powder pintail that started it all. For 2013, the Pure3 Lotus 120 gains a convex base design in the tip borrowed from the groundbreaking DPS Spoon powder ski. If you are looking for a directional charger, and are not a fan of tail rocker, there is simply no substitute. The Lotus 120’s shaping is optimized for deep snow; a 600mm tapered and rockered shovel combined with Spoon technology gives the Lotus 120 early planing ability and increased slarvability, while the flex pattern and geometry provides skiers unrivaled balance and ball-of-the-foot driven powder performance.
The Lotus 120 is built with DPS' exclusive PURE3 carbon construction. To put it simply: carbon skis are the future. While 99.9% of the skis available on the market are built using fiberglass and/or metal (aluminum), the prepreg carbon and nano resins used in all DPS skis have twice the strength of fiberglass (3 times the strength of aluminum) while weighing half as much. Benefits of PURE3 construction include:
Power & ride: Carbon has 20% more torsional stiffness than a wood/fiberglass construction. That means power, stability, and amazing edge grip.
Durability: All DPS skis are using a sandwich construction with ultra-strong UHMW sidewalls, a poplar/x-wood core, wide 2 mm edges, and a thickened base profile that turns the inevitability of rock hits into less base welds.
Carbon is precisely flexed, doesn't warp, and retains nearly 100% of its flex for the life of the ski.
Seasons down the road, your skis will retain the same snap as your first day on them. A DPS ski becomes a great value and investment; they wont start dying after a month like a fiberglass/wood blend. You no longer have to buy a new pair every year just to revive that sweet first-day pop. Instead, you can focus on building your quiver.
Weight: Traditionally, light skis are under performers because ski builders remove the materials that endow the ski with its performance characteristics in order to shed weight. Its always been a compromise. With a carbon ski, you dont give up anything. The materials let the ski outperform even the burliest metal constructions, while weighing on average 30% less. This means that turn initiation is instantaneous and transitions are super fast. In powder, you float better and go faster while expending less energy. Skinning is easier and more fun. When jumping, you spin with skis that are not ounces, but pounds lighter.
Lotus 120 PURE3 Specs:
- Lengths: 178 cm, 189cm, 197cm
- Dimensions: 140/122/126
- Tip Rocker Length: 600mm
- Tail Rocker Length: 140mm
- Weight per ski: 3.96 lbs / 1800 g