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Relive more than 30 years of Dupraz history...
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Carving is the reference and Hot Snowboards largely dominates the alpine market, as well as the competition circuits. Models as revolutionary as they are famous follow one another: the Logical, the first asymmetrical 100% snowboard on the market... It is also the era of the famous Vitelli-turn, a frontside turn where the body comes to touch the snow!
The practice of snowboarding has rubbed off on the skis: they become parabolic and allow everyone to carve on the piste. On the snowboard side, the freestyle is imposing itself in terms of sales. 2003: it is the return of the One Sixty in a more elongated form with a more dynamic shape: the D1, first generation. This board already asserts itself as the most versatile there is. It remains to be seen, in a market where marketing is very much oriented towards freestyle and jib...
A year of development and numerous snow tests have validated Serge's intuitions: it is possible to have on skis sensations similar to those of carving on a snowboard. And above all an unequalled flotation at that time, thanks to the transposition of the snowboard to the ski, of the "Dupraz shape" concept: very long and progressive spatula, great width, advanced position on the edge line. The mythical D2 was born. Since then, the whole ski industry has taken up this concept, not only on freeride skis, but also on the more versatile models.
2013 to the present...
D2 skis have come a long way, and have had a particular influence on the rest of the ski industry. The same goes for the D1, which has seen the birth of many freeride models from the competition since 2003, to the point where freeride has become the major axis of communication for many brands.