Simply put, the Cassiar line is designed for more frontside performance than most of DPS' skis. This is the widest in the Cassiar line, and arguably the most versatile because of that. These skis use less rocker and less early taper than we traditionally see from DPS, but there's still a little there. They also utilize Alchemist construction, which features vibration-tuned carbon fiber. That construction provides excellent torsional stiffness and energy, as do most carbon skis, but they have much better vibration damping and a more stable feel than most skis this light with carbon construction.