The Lotus 120 is the original and often imitated 120mm class powder pintail that started it all. In 2013, the Pure3 Lotus 120 gained a convex base design in the shovel borrowed from the groundbreaking Spoon. If you are looking for a directional charger, and are not a fan of tail rocker, there is no substitute. The Lotus 120’s shaping is optimized for deep snow; a 600mm tapered and rockered shovel mated with Spoon Technology gives the Lotus 120 early planing ability and increased slarvability, while the flex pattern and geometry provides skiers unrivaled balance and ball-of-the-foot driven powder performance.
Please note: Spoon Technology is available in Pure3 construction models only.
Sizes: 178cm / 189cm / 197cm
Turning Radius: 35m
Weight: 1975 grams per ski
Tip Rocker Length: 500 mm
Tail Rocker Length: 140 mm
Running Length: 1700 mm
Made in the U.S.A. at the DPS Utah Factory
Posted on 2/12/16
got to ski the Lotus with the Plum this weekend.
Skinned up Mt Hood but alot of it was windblown and hard so I didnt know what to expect coming down but the Lotus was great man.
It handled great and what a superlight setup!
Am gonna ski it again this weekend and try to find some nicer snow.
Very happy with the skis and the plum's.
Lotus 120 Spoon Review from Backcountry Magazine
The biggest innovation in powder skiing since rocker is here—spooning. It’s simple: the base is actually beveled (convex) on the shovel, which all but eliminates the possibility of hooking a turn in powder, and allows skiers to skid, smear, and slide into turns. This, combined with DPS’s new lightweight Pure3 pre-preg carbon construction (think figher jet) and proven Lotus footprint and camber profile, makes the Lotus 120 Spoon the most advanced powder tool ever. Testers concurred: “Smeary pow delight.” “Throw huge sprays at will.” “Perfect compromise of stability and agility.” “FUN.” Although designed for pow, the Lotus 120, testers found can handle chop and hardpack as well—since the Spoon only affects the rockered running surface, it doesn’t contact the snow until it’s needed. “The Spoon-ified tip feels like nothing else in powder.” “Best of the test: handles pow, crud, groomers with nimbleness and stability.”
Lotus 120 Review from Skiing Magazine
“We tested the Pure after a 20-inch dump, and many testers ran it after a long day of testing heavier models, so they realized firsthand the tremendous benefit of its lightweight build. I just skied two laps at day’s end and feel fresh, said one tester. Any other ski would have sent me to the hot tub… The rockered tip is tapered (think popsicle, not lollipop) and therefore floaty and easy to steer. The narrow pintail sinks just enough to let you stay centered with little effort. A powder skiers dream.”
Lotus 120 Review from Telemark Skier
“The deep snow experience is where DPS’ roots lie. So it is no surprise that they broke the mold as the first company to produce a 120mm-waisted pintail-style ski. The Lotus 120’s large shovel and rocker keep ski tips from diving in deep snow, and the pintail allows the back of the ski to sink in giving the ski stability and making deep powder turns a breeze. The pintail also aids in its hard snow performance by allowing for a more traditional turn shape on the way back to the lift. While not for the Eastern Seaboard, its overall versatility made it an excellent choice for the Westerners looking for a one-ski quiver.”