Lotus 124 Pure 3

DPS Lotus 124 Pure 3

Brand
DPS
Model
Lotus 124 Pure 3
Category
Freeride
Weight
1960 gr
Waist
123 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
5
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Lotus 124 Pure 3:

6 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Lotus 124 Pure 3 is a fairly light carbon fibre construction. The tip is big and soft. The setback is enormous, which gives a width difference between the back and front of almost 2 cm. It has little rocker in the back and long rocker in the front. Like almost all DPS skis, it gets stiffer towards the back. Some spoon technology has been added to the tip, not unlike Atomic Bent Chetler.

On snow:
This ski doesn´t demand much and it doesn’t give much in return either. It floats well, but it flutters more than the other models, and the edge grip is not too impressive. Neither is it easy to skid with, and several riders felt that it was just ploughing through the powder. This is most likely due to the very wide and soft tip. But, it wants to turn and works fairly well in limited spaces. If we were to recommend a powder ski for the newbies, this would be one of test alternatives.


Lotus 124 Pure 3

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65543
Brand
DPS
Model
Lotus 124 Pure 3
Produced
USA
Available lengths
178,191
Contact length
106 cm
Rocker tail
28 cm
Rocker nose
51 cm
Side cut
124 cm
Taper tail
21 cm
Taper tip
40 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
21 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
134 mm
Min waist width
123 mm
Max nose width
152 mm
Side cut radius
22.3 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
18 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2390 cm2
Weight
1960 gr
Relative weight
0.82 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
33 mm
Hight nose tip
74 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
Angle nose tip
27°
Height of camber
1.5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.