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 Foundation series is DPS's reinvention of the traditional wood core ski, focused on premium materials and precision engineering. A bamboo and poplar backbone is reinforced with carbon to deliver a damp and powerful ride. Under the hood, Chassis DNA shared by all Foundation models carefully blends flex and sidecut from tip to tail for a consistent feel and smooth, effortless turns.
Core: Bi-phase bamboo and poplar wood
Full UHMW sidewalls
High graphite World Cup race bases
Durable textured polyamide topsheet