The introduction of Tour1 construction chopped another 30 percent of weight off an already lightweight Tour3 Pure Carbon layup - all while retaining tremendous torsional stiffness that is unmatched in the touring category. Tour1 layup skis make long days in the mountains into great ones, simply by the energy saved on the uphill on account of less weight. Traditional touring skis are narrower in their shaping to maximize this effect. But, what if you want to both tour AND surf deep pow in one high-performance package? Mount it with a tech binding and experience the bliss of blazing up the skin track on the best days followed by sweet runs where you surf and plane powder in the modern out-of-fall line style. If you are traveling or living in a deep snow mecca that demands daily human-powered access? You simply won't find a more powerful powder-oriented touring ski with this kind of shaping pedigree. The Lotus 124, Tour1 edition is a full cap construction ski. It does not share the convex spooned base of the Pure3 Lotus 124.