The POWDER staff is attending SIA in Denver this week—the snow sports industry’s biggest trade show, where we are getting a first look at the best gear for skiers. For more reviews and first looks at new gear, go here.
Skiing a stiff carbon ski on anything but soft snow can be less than pleasant. DPS tackles the carbon conundrum with its newest core, the Alchemist. The evolution of the Pure 3 core, the Alchemist is made with vibration-tuned aerospace grade carbon. The carbon core includes top secret proprietary dampening materials, making turns on cruddy snow less of a bone-jarring experience. Stiffness is redistributed along the effective edge for an even smoother ride and designed to work in conjunction with dampening materials. Keep an eye out for Alchemist core in the Lotus, Wailer, and Cassiar families this fall.