White magic, these skis blur the divide between resort skiing and touring action. The Zelda are a mid-quiver, all-season, chop-pow-and-mixed-snow ski. DPS makes it happen with a carbon sandwich construction for damping, power and grip, an Aspen wood core for stability as well as playful turns, progressive flex and a tapered Paddle tech sidecut with flatter sections for added smoothness. This is not a watered-down version of the men’s Wailer, but a solid all-mountain set-up for women who rip.
- Pure 3 carbon sandwich construction is light, torsionally stiff, strong and powerful. With lots of damping, power and grip in mixed conditions.
- Aspen wood core has a big sweet spot for stable, floaty and lively turns.
- Textured nylon top sheet is snowphobic.
- Progressive flex and carefully shaped ski results in a powerful and floaty ride.
- Paddle tech sidecut is tapered, with flatter sections that blend at the contact points to make it a smooth, smooth driver.
- Early rise at the tip and tail makes floating on powder effortless.
- Sidewalls are UHMW (Ptex).
- Wide profile Rockwell 48 steel edges provide excellent edge control without sacrificing a playful, floaty ride.
- World Cup Race base is fast and hard for exceptional performance.
Beginner: new or getting back into skiing. Intermediate: confident with turning and stopping. Advanced: highly confident carver. Expert: steeps, drops, park, double blacks -- bring it on.
Sandwich and combination construction is generally used for big freeride-style skis while the lighter structural cap type of construction is more commonly found on cross-country skis.