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Backcountry - x DPS Nebo Alpine Touring Ski

Backcountry x DPS Nebo Alpine Touring Ski

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$719.97 $1,199.95

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    • Sable, 158cmPast season color
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    • Sable, 185cm
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    Tech Specs

    Length:
    158cm, 168cm, 178cm, 185cm
    Dimensions:
    133 / 106 / 122mm
    Turn Radius:
    18m
    Profile:
    rocker/camber/rocker
    Construction:
    cap
    Core:
    balsa wood
    Laminate:
    prepreg carbon-fiber, fiberglass
    Edge:
    Rockwell 48 steel
    Base:
    World Cup Race, Phantom Wax included
    Tail:
    twin
    Claimed Weight:
    (pair)[168cm] 5lb 14.5oz, [178cm] 6lb 5.6oz, [185cm] 6lb 13.7oz
    Recommended Use:
    backcountry skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    Backcountry x DPS Nebo Alpine Touring Ski

    Built for our own backyard, the Nebo is a do-it-all, sub-1500g plank that's perfect for Wasatch Mountain snow. We started with DPS's lightest construction option, the Tour 1, then altered it to enhance overall stiffness and stability at higher speeds. Key changes include thicker, prepreg carbon laminates and the same vibration damping technology found in the new Alchemist construction. This more robust platform makes all the difference between chattery rides and smooth, speedy cruises. It features the same profile as the Wailer 106—a heavily rockered tip that slices through deep powder, enough camber underfoot to hold an edge down firm chutes, and a slightly rockered tail for playfulness in tight trees. With this year's model we included DPS' Phantom 2.0, a high-performance base treatment that eliminates the need to wax our skis. This enhances glide no matter the snow condition or temperature, and reduces the strain on both the environment and our wallets.

    • Collaborative ski made by Backcountry and DPS for alpine touring
    • 106mm waist is an ideal width for riding the best powder on earth
    • Capped, carbon construction keeps the ski’s weight below 1,500g
    • Vibration damping technology reduces chatter at high speeds
    • Durable, textured top sheet sheds snow to keep the Goat visible
    • Rocker tip & tail create a playful ride in powder and through trees
    • Camber underfoot holds an edge on firmer, icier snow
    • Comes pre-treated with DPS Phantom 2.0 Base Glide for permanent waxing

    Odd claim

      106mm waist is an ideal width for riding the best powder on earth - hmm, guess I’ll get rid of my 116mm skis and get these for powder. That marketing copy got me.

      I wanted to hate them but I can't

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I'm a big believer that 85mm underfoot is the best Wasatch ski.
      I've always hated the lightweight fat skis that ski like wet cardboard when conditions arent dreamy.
      This is not the case with the Nebo.
      Time after time they keep proving me wrong that they should ski like crap. On wind-blasted chutes or corral reef, they hold an edge and dampen the chatter without feeling flimsy.

      And as much as it hurts to say, i find myself grabbing these over my 85mm dayli drivers, Well done DPSxBackcountry you guys did a good job

      In the backcountry with the Nebos

        Powering through the backcountry chunder with the Nebos.

        In the backcountry with the Nebos

        Oh, oh the places you'll go...

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The photo of me below is in the resort, with the Nebo.

        I used this ski all of the 2019 season and can't wait to get back on it again. The glorious DPS Ski Company built us a Utah specific ski, that will work in a lot of other areas, as well.

        First, it's carbon so obviously very quick and fast on the ascent.

        Second, it has technology built into it to make it a bit stiffer and damper (I'll skip the science part here). This helps with powering through the crud at the end of a beautiful tour that was full of perfect pow turns at the top, but then you're stuck with frozen, cut-up chunky snow at the bottom.

        It also helps dampen the chatter of your ski, when you are skiing at high speeds in the resort, if you decide to rock it in the resort on pow days.

        I definitely rocked it in the resort a lot last year. We had a good year with many pow days, and this is my best pow ski in my quiver, at this point. I was nervous the first couple times at the resort, but I didn't need to be, and adjusted quickly. With that said, you don't want this to be your primary resort ski, unless you go on only the best days.

        I don't believe mine were pre-treated with their forever wax, because they are last year's model. So, I can't speak to that. Seems like an awesome feature, though.

        Oh, oh the places you'll go...

        For Backcountry skiing by Backcountry

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Who knows backcountry skiing better than Gearheads? This ski was designed by gearheads and the attention to detail is phenomenal. They are super light so that going uphill is a breeze, but the skis are still stiff and wide to allow you to rip on the down. The skis turn on a swivel allowing for easy tree skiing, but hold speed well in the open bowls. I honestly didn't expect to love these skis as much as I have, just talking about them gets me excited to wake up early tomorrow to start skiing again!

        Recommended Sizing Guide

        Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.

        Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
         Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-Mountain Carve
        Pro 180 - 200cm 180 - 190cm 180 - 190cm 175 - 185cm 175 - 185cm
        Expert 170 - 180cm 175 - 185cm 170 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 170 - 185cm
        Intermediate 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 175cm
        Entry Level N/A N/A 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm

        SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS

        Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.

        Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.

        Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.

        Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.

        SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS

        Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.

        Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.

        All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.

        Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.

        All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.