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DPS Lotus 124

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Anyone tried these?

I am most taken by the 112's as a daily driver but with all the powder forecast for next year in Europe and other adventures in incubation am considering something fatter and less turny for the good days...

http://offpistemag.com/dps-lotus-124-spoon-powder-skis/

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2017-2018-dps-lotus-alchemist-124-spoon
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I thought you were going full mid life crisis - heli in AK. New skis to match.


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Haven't skied the 124s, but wasn't so stoked on the 112 I tried - came *alive* in even a few cm of untracked snow, but gutless and folded everywhere else (in fairness that was the Tour 1 construction).

Two other skis that should def be on your list:

- New Blizzard Spur (NOT the one linked to in that Blister review; the new one is a totally different animal and outrageously loose slarvy light carbon fun).
- Faction Prime 4.0. Everything that made the old 4FRNT EHP one of the best and most unique skis ever made, with the foibles worked out (ok it won't carve, but who cares). Only 118mm underfoot but has the incredible frictionless feel of the EHP in powder. If I was planning to go heliskiing in AK and ski huge steep faces as fast as I dare, this would absolutely be my choice.
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clarky999 wrote:
Haven't skied the 124s, but wasn't so stoked on the 112 I tried - came *alive* in even a few cm of untracked snow, but gutless and folded everywhere else (in fairness that was the Tour 1 construction).

Two other skis that should def be on your list:

- New Blizzard Spur (NOT the one linked to in that Blister review; the new one is a totally different animal and outrageously loose slarvy light carbon fun).
- Faction Prime 4.0. Everything that made the old 4FRNT EHP one of the best and most unique skis ever made, with the foibles worked out (ok it won't carve, but who cares). Only 118mm underfoot but has the incredible frictionless feel of the EHP in powder. If I was planning to go heliskiing in AK and ski huge steep faces as fast as I dare, this would absolutely be my choice.


I tried the Prime 3's last year and wasn't impressed although I think it was the mounting point. Faction seem to mount everything way too far forward for me...

Will try the 4.0 next season and keep an eye out for the Blizzard's - although rarely see Blizzards on test here
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Faction seem to mount everything way too far forward for me...



well he does do a lot of spinning and skiing switch!
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jedster wrote:
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Faction seem to mount everything way too far forward for me...



well he does do a lot of spinning and skiing switch!


Not so much Anthamatten (who designed the Primes) - the switch at least, he spins plenty!

bobinch they might take a bit of adjusting to. Basically try and ski like Hoji - centred stance, lots of lateral movement, slarve not carve, and slash the tail out as much as possible. FWIW I also just to be a fan of fairly rearward mounts, but for everything other than touring (kick turns) I now prefer a more modern/forward mount - makes slashing the tail out easier and more fun!

Not the best photo as it was very sharky and I'd just spotted the rock in front of me (right on the line of shadow and light) and I was scared of hurting (someone else's) a €1000 pair of skis, but fun nonetheless!


(Will Robson photo)

Maybe this illustrates better on my old EHPs - throw 'em out to the side and work the section underfoot rather than overly driving the tip:


(Tracy Anderson photo)[/img]
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Nice!

Guess this is the point where we have to throw in the Whitedot Redeemer option too Very Happy
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jedster wrote:
Nice!

Guess this is the point where we have to throw in the Whitedot Redeemer option too Very Happy

And the Whitedot Ragnarok as well Toofy Grin
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@clarky999, i didn't find at all confidence inspiring when turning up the gas on wide open slopes - not enough ski in front to get forward and commit with confidence?
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Also, had an interesting chat with a ski tech about Kaestke skis vs Faction. He reckoned the Kaestle skis are good for several seasons but the Factions are done after one. They sell both
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Think that's true of all new Factions something to do with changing factory and building for scale. The older ones used to be completely bombproof.
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BobinCH wrote:
@clarky999, i didn't find at all confidence inspiring when turning up the gas on wide open slopes - not enough ski in front to get forward and commit with confidence?


Yeah I guess that's the issue. How long were you on them for? Shouldn't take too long to adjust, but on the other hand, no need to if other skis work better for you!

I don't know about durability - only had a couple of days in total on Faction skis so can't comment about how well they hold up longer term.
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@BobinCH, I have the Powderworks Lotus 124 (it isn't a true Powderworks ski though, just the first year of the release). I skied them in Switzerland in Jan/Feb, but since there was no powder it wasn't a fair test. They will carve after a fashion when given enough encouragement. I then took them to Japan (with my Spoons), where as expected they were in their element. The Spoons were used on days with 90% powder, the 124's on days with less powder and long run outs (Spoons don't do traversing).

Although it looks like a fat Wailer, there is less tail rocker, less camber, and a much more central mounting position. They are much more of an all rounder than the Lotus 120 or Spoon, which are really dedicated powder skis.


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spyderjon wrote:
jedster wrote:
Nice!

Guess this is the point where we have to throw in the Whitedot Redeemer option too Very Happy

And the Whitedot Ragnarok as well Toofy Grin


The proper manly ones, or those girly carbon things?
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