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DPS Pagoda Tour 106 Ski

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If you find yourself skinning up the approach to a popular powder-lapping spot with the hopes of scoring a few pre-dawn turns before the masses track things out, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the folks you pass in the skintrack were on their way to a day of heli-served runs at Thompson Pass, or riding lifts at Niseko. Uber-wide, rockered powder ski designs have taken over the North American backcountry -- from Smuggler's Notch to Jones Pass, Shuksan Arm to Mt. Tallac -- and our collective idea of an everyday ski has quickly swung toward the fat and surfy end of the spectrum. For the "wide-is-right" skier who can't imagine going smaller than 100 millimeters underfoot, but also wants to put in more vert before sunup than their similarly-engorged brethren, DPS's Pagoda 106 is a hard-snow tool in the guise of a face-shots-everyday pontoon. Basing the ski around the new foam core common to their Pagoda line, DPS took their liberally-wide, but conservatively rockered Wailer 106 shape and gave it an even damper, more stable ride with the same easy-turning feel, and secure edge hold on hard snow for those moments when you find yourself jump-turning your way down a chalky north face. Best of all, at under 1500g for the 179cm length, the Pagoda Tour 106 won't have you begging for a mechanical up-lift after a thousand meters of hooting and hollering.

  • Pagoda skis took the most cherished characteristics of the Tour1 and Alchemist/Pure3 lines to create a smooth-skiing, and happily-charging setup.
  • Ash and paulownia stringers lead to a light ski on the ascent, uber-damp feel in variable conditions, and a lovely experience in powder.
  • Aerospace-grade foam gives impressive damping qualities while keeping the ski light weight.
  • Textured polyamide topsheet keeps snow and ice off the top of your ski so you can constantly admire the simple, yet elegant artistic design.
  • World Cup race-grade base material makes for quick skis on the downhill, and goes well with DPS's Phantom 2.0 treatment.
  • The Chassis Two (C2) rocker-camber profile is built to maximize the combination of the flex pattern and sidecut, creating an ultra-smooth skiing experience.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 155, 163, 171, 179, 184
Weight
convert to ounces
1260g [155]
1345g [163]
1450g [171]
1560g [179]
1615g [184]
Weight (pair) 2520g [155]
2690g [163]
2900g [171]
3120g [179]
3230g [184]
Dimensions 126-106-115 [155]
128-106-116 [163]
130-106-117 [171]
132-106-119 [179]
134-106-120 [184]
Turn Radius 19m [All Lengths]
Skin Fix Rounded tip and tail
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile Rockered tip, camber underfoot, slight tail rocker
Shape Rockered tip, medium radius, tail rocker
Construction Full cap with wood stringers
Core Aerospace-grade foam with ash and paulownia stringers
Skimo Co Says
Usage Powder touring with a pleasant surprise when the powder is gone
Notes Evolution of DPS' Chassis shaping for maximum versatility
Bottom Line An everyday western resort ski, but for the backcountry instead
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Questions & Reviews

2/26/2021
Question from Anthony O
 
Who gets the nod, the dynastar m-tour 99 or this guy? M-tour is lighter, but is this that much more damp/stable? What's easier to make a variety of turn shapes and has a looser surfier feel?
2/26/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Anthony. Both are good skis, however, the entire Pagoda lineup will be more damp, stable, and less prone to deflection. The M-Tour has a flatter tail and thus will have a more "locked in" while the Pagoda Tour 106 will be easier to break out of a turn. If you're after a versatile and surfy ski that can make a variety of turns, the Pagoda Tour 100 RP is definitely worth looking at.
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2/22/2021
Question from Mike
 
Hello! I currently have Voile Hyperchargers at 171cm. I like the look of these, being a tad heavier/having full sidewalls for a more damp feel and a little more control in variable/harder conditions, and possibly a bit more playful with more tail rocker? I am generally seeking out soft snow in relatively mellow terrain in the Wasatch and I do not ski super fast by any means. How would you compare them? Thanks!
2/23/2021
Answer from eric
 
Mike-I think you hit the mark with your thoughts of the DPS. With its sidewall and new core it is a lot better on hard snow and definitely more damp. The tail rocker makes the tail easy to slide out if you want to dump speed quickly. The hypercharger is a more turny ski with a more lively, playful feel.
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12/14/2020
Question from Kate
 
Struggling with length decision...I am 5'6" 145 lbs, advanced resort skier, conservative backcountry skier. Ski a 168 Soul 7 currently .
12/15/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
Hi Kate, generally with touring skis people tend to go shorter than their resort skis because by going shorter you save some weight and gain some maneuverability so unless you feel like that 168 Soul 7 isn't enough ski for you I would say you'll probably want to go for the 163.
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12/14/2020
Question from brgormz
 
which version of the DPS Pagoda Tour 106 is this? is it the 'C2'?
12/14/2020
Answer from jbo
 
Hi brgormz, yes it's the C2! Looks like we failed to add that nomenclature, but DPS only makes one version of each width Pagoda Tour.
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11/19/2020
Question from Nathan F
 
I like the sound of these, but have never liked the DPS Tour 1 series due to their extremely soft flex profile and lack of edge control on firm snow. Are these quite a bit stiffer than the Tour 1 series? I'm a pretty big guy, so I tend to like skis that are a little sturdier than the DPS tour offerings of the past.
11/19/2020
Answer from Cole P
 
Hey Nathan, the new Pagoda construction is significantly stiffer than the Tour 1 construction both torsionally and longitudinally. DPS re-designed their touring skis creating a powerful yet light ski that can compare to their Alchemist skis.
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Model: 106C2 Pagoda Tour - Touring

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