By all accounts, DPS makes some of the best big mountain skis in the world. So when they tell you that the new, women-specific, Zelda 106 is perhaps the most versatile of the bunch, it's worth hearing them out. It floats better in untracked snow than the skinnier Nina 99, and is quicker edge-to-edge on variable surfaces than the wider Yvette 112. The Zelda has the same PaddleTech shape that makes those skis so smooth and precise (featuring a tapered sidecut blended with the perfect amount of rockerity) and shares their sturdy backbone for when the snow takes a turn for the firm. Navigating bumps and tight trees at the speed of thought, then effortlessly surfing in powder, the Zelda 106 is a do-everything companion for skiers who, well, do everything.
The Tour1 construction is DPS's lightest build, precision engineered for world-beating backcountry performance. A blasa wood core is reinforced with the same aerospace carbon fiber found in their flagship Pure3 skis to shave as much weight as possible for long, fast ascents without compromising stability and grip on the downhill. Using premium materials and designed for maximum versatility, the Tour1 construction delivers a best-in-class ride for backcountry rippers--or resort skiers who favor an ultralight plank.
Core: Balsa wood with prepreg carbon fiber
Construction: Tour1 carbon/glass laminate
Full cap textured polyamide topsheet
Narrow profile Rockwell 48 edges
Fastest and hardest World Cup race bases
Weight: 1340g (168cm length)