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Pros Stable, damp, solid edgeExceptional float, shmeary turn shapes, bomber constructionPowerful, damp, ready to get rowdyBurly, fast, versatileSurfy, epic floatation
Cons Heavy, less nimbleExpensive, less exciting on pisteHeavy, less maneuverable at low speedsGrabby, backseat floaterSoft, slippery
Bottom Line Tears through big-mountain lines and smashes through chop as well as it floatsThe Alchemist DPS is one of the most impressive powder-specific skis we've ridden in a long timePowerful, burly powder ski that is strong enough to handle the unexpectedThis ski floats well enough for freeride and holds steady on big-mountain linesThe Pescado is well-named, these planks float and slash like a surfboard
Rating Categories Volkl Confession DPS Alchemist Lotus 124 Nordica Enforcer Pro Moment Wildcat Line Pescado
Float (25%)
7
10
7
8
10
Stability At Speed (20%)
8
8
9
7
5
Playfulness (20%)
6
8
6
10
8
Crud (20%)
9
7
10
7
7
Carving (10%)
9
8
9
7
5
Versatility (5%)
8
6
9
7
6
Specs Volkl Confession DPS Alchemist... Nordica Enforcer Pro Moment Wildcat Line Pescado
Waist Width (mm) 117 124 115 116 125
Rocker Tip and tail rocker Tip and tail rocker Tip and tail rocker Mustache rocker Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise
Available Lengths (cm) 179, 186, 193 180, 185, 191 191 174, 184, 190 180
Shape 144-117-133 mm 151-124-133 mm 143-115-132 mm 141-116-131 mm 158-125-147 mm
Radius (m) 21.2 m 23 m 21.5 m 25 m 19 m
Weight Per Pair 9.92 lbs 9.3 lbs 10.3 lbs 9.45 lbs 8.6 lbs
Core Material Wood, titanal bands (torsional multilayer) Aspen Poplar, beech, balsa Wood (aspen, pine) Wood
Tested length (cm) 179 191 191 184 180
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