DPS Pagoda Tour 106 vs. Renoun Citadel 106 Review

DPS Pagoda Tour 106 vs. Renoun Citadel 106 Review

The DPS Pagoda Tour 106 has created a massive following for itself. Being a ski that can tour as well as it performs downhill, it is clear why it has become a choice favorite of many. With a similarly popular following, the company Renoun has an even stronger answer to the DPS, the Citadel 106.

Stability

The Renoun Citadel offers outstanding stability, thanks to its proprietary VibeStop™, which adapts to the terrain and conditions of the snow. It provides a solid and damp feel, offering stability even at higher speeds. While stable, the DPS Pagoda Tour 106 might feel slightly lighter compared to the Citadel, which could translate to a bit less stability at very high speeds or in choppy conditions.

Playfulness

Despite its stability, the Citadel manages to maintain a playful nature. Its versatility allows it to be responsive and fun, particularly in varied terrain, making it enjoyable for any type of skiing styles. The DPS Pagoda Tour 106 is designed to be playful as well, but it might lean slightly more towards stability than outright playfulness compared to the Citadel.

Edge-to-edge:

The Citadel excels in quick edge-to-edge transitions due to its construction, making it quite agile and responsive when getting into some tighter situations. The Pagoda is nimble too, but it might require a bit more effort compared to the Citadel when it comes to rapid and quick transitions.

Versatility:

The Renouns are incredibly versatile, performing well across various conditions. Its adaptability allows it to handle groomers, crud, powder, and mixed terrain with confidence. Similarly versatile, the DPS shines in different conditions but might lean slightly more towards touring and backcountry use due to its lightweight design.

Powder:

Shining as bright as they can, the Citadels offer the best possible experience in powder. From the resort, to big backcountry couloirs, the Renouns deliver confidence anywhere it is needed. The Ripstick handles well in deep snow, and tends to lean a bit more towards playful turns. This potentially sacrifices a bit of power compared to the Citadel.

Conclusion:

The Citadel delivers an all time performance in powder. Its balanced design allows for confident turns no matter the terrain. The DPS Pagoda Tour 106 skis incredibly well in powder, and its emphasis is on lightweight touring. That being said, its weight might make it marginally less aggressive compared to the Citadel.

"The Citadel delivers an all time performance...confident turns no matter the terrain."

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