Dupraz D1 - Original - 2010

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Probably the most radical freeride shape on the market… it has to be seen to be believed. Fashioned by Serge Dupraz, the D1 is designed for effortless float in deep powder without having to shift weight onto the tail and unmatched carving on bashed groomers. The ride of your life on a powder day even if the terrain is a bit flat.

Manufacturer's Description:

The D1 lets you board in a unique way.

Carve new curves, take your performance to the next level, and experience new sensations (or rediscover the pure sensations of sliding from back in the early days). The D1 has made it all possible.

The D1 is like a bomb that explodes softly. It is the result of years of development by an unconventional shaper who realized that the existing snowboards definitely didn’t look like what most people really wanted: a versatile and pointed board (the D1 is actually pointed) and at the same time flexible and terribly eye-catching. Board carvers get a real kick out of these boards as they allow nose presses several kilometers long (record certified by a judge) for youngsters who love to highlight their runs with an awesome three hundred sixty in their loose shells.

The D1 is like a box of deluxe but not expensive chocolates. You know they’re all good and you want to eat them all at once. A board that rides full speed and literally glides on the powder. You can do switch riding as if you were on a real freestyle board (don’t trust appearances!) and on both feet - because it’s not for nothing that you have two legs.

The D1 is like the woman in your life, discover her and you will know…

The D1 is like a poem, a song and a nursery rhyme for children.

The D1 - it’s absolute fun!

Recommended for freeride riding Recommended for big mountain riding Very high cost snowboard Available in Wide Camber construction Freeride Specific

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
178

Riding Style: Freeride

Specifications:

Triaxial glass laminate
Sandwich construction
Multi-wood tip-to-tail core
ABS sidewall construction
Rockwell 48 “all-around” edges
Die-cut graphite base, stone finish with structure
Set-back 26cm / 10”

Similar boards: Nitro Slash - 2010 Prior Pow Stick - 2010 Apo Apocalypse Swallow - 2010 Stepchild OG Powder - 2010 Rad-Air Limited Edition Silver Tanker 200 - 2010

Dupraz D1 - Original

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What colour is powder?

barescut jean-philippe on October 15, 2009 at 01:37 AM

de la bombe !! l’essayer c ‘est l’ adopter!!!! merci serge!!!!!!! enjoy your ride!!!!!

Mark Glennon on January 22, 2011 at 03:57 AM

I bought this board in Val Thorens, France in November 2010 and it makes me realize how good it is to be alive every time I ride it! Unbeatable off-piste and pretty darn epic on it, this board will take some beating for pure freeride pleasure. At home in powder, there’s really no-where this baby can’t go in the back country… Buy it!

Tom Wells on December 01, 2011 at 01:44 PM

I saw these and was intrigued enough to do some research, ended up buying one in 2009 (I think) I got the D1+ 6’0”. Pros’s: Awesome looking beast Incredibly stable at speed - running flat no squirreling at what felt like maybe 75km/p/h… then good bite of the edge when you choose to turn Brilliant euro carver - I think a combination of a relatively short contact edge, small side cut(?) and stiff flex made getting your face on the snow on a toe turn really fun Opens up loads of low angle terrain on powder days which no one else can ride - and this board will slash around on the flat and pick up speed again! Cons: Do not try to learn to ride on one of these - it is not a forgiving ride The nose is so long that if you fell and it dug in at high speed it would blow your knee out There is so much board under your feet that riding crud / chopped up powder you get really thrown around You can ride this freestyle - but why? Other powder boards with rocker now access the stuff on the low angles just as well - rocker on one of these would be interesting In the end I sold it to a friend of mine who surfs well and wanted a snowboard to match his surfy style. I have a 159 lib banana for freestyle, a 169 lamar for euro carves, a 172 lib mullet for pow, and a 162 volkl split for tours. And a few others… For me the Dup was surplus to requirement - I have other boards that can do what it does better. That said it does a lot - if you are gonna own 1 board, not ride park or switch, and focus on pow its good

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