Ski technology is changing so quickly right now, that it’s hard to tell what the longest lasting breakthroughs will be, and which supposed innovations will get sent back to design class. Either way the R&D floodgates have opened, and skiers today can pretty much expect an annual flurry of “game-changing” skis on the slopes.
Enter the convex DPS Spoon, which the company itself said is being equally reported as a legitimate new shaping technology, and also as, “a marketing hoax.” Fully rockered, with an exaggerated convex base for surfing powder, the Spoon also features six “cleats,” a series of downward facing ripples or dimples in the base of the ski for extra grip on ice.
DPS design man and founder Stephan Drake has proven he can build great big country boards with the Wailer and the Lotus, so as far as the Spoon is concerned, there are high hopes. The actual release date for a production model of the ski hasn’t been determined. Here, at least, is proof that the ski exists.