The first footage of dps’s new ski the Spoon has surfaced and it’s lookin’ pretty damn fun. The spoon is a convex-based, reverse camber, and reverse sidecut ski and definitely on the edge of crazy. The footage says it all, surfing and slashing will be taken to new levels for sure. We’re talking massive sprays. No word yet on when these slippery lil’ bastards are going to be available to the public, but if you “like” dps on facebook you give yourself the chance to win a pair. Damn I want them. Check the press release below.
From DPS Skis:
Spoon production is getting closer and closer. Welcome to the future.
With speculation about whether the convex DPS Spoon is a
marketing hoax or a legitimate new shaping technology, enter the first recorded
footage of the Spoon in action. Shot behind Alta, UT in March 2011, Stephan
Drake puts the Spoon through its paces in deep, north-facing snow.
The result is a quick film teaser showing the paradigm shift that is Spoon
skiing. There is very little up-and-down short radius bobbing, like the powder
footage that is all too common these days on center-mounted skis. In its place:
incredibly fast, slarving, angulated skiing in bottomless conditions that brings
powerful, reeling, and vertical sprays.
Overall, the DPS Spoon defies convention. It is singularly meant for deep
powder skiing—and nothing else. Think deep, untracked touring, heli, or snowcat
days for skiers who understand angulation and planing. The Spoon is huge, fully
rockered, has a convex base, and six downward-facing cleats.
The Spoon moves ski design into a complex world of four dimensions where
shape, rocker, base convexity, and cleats all must work together in synergistic
design. Its proprietary and radical design delivers massive flotation, nimble
handing, and huge sprays. It will forever change the way you ride deep powder.
A formal launch date for the Spoon has yet to be determined, but it’s getting
When Spoon production begins, DPS will randomly select someone who ‘Likes’
DPS’s Facebook page. That person will receive the Factory First Spoon. Entering
the contest is simple: ‘Like’ the DPS Facebook page.
Learn more about the Spoon and the contest at dpsskis.com.