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DPS has fused space-age technology and groundbreaking shaping to set themselves apart as game-changers in the ski industry. They introduced the first and only pure prepreg carbon fiber sandwich ski, the first 120mm powder pintail ski, and transferred the word "rocker" from the surf world to the ski world, where it has become ubiquitous. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah, DPS strives to bring the best to skiers who live and breathe skiing all day, every day. DPS stands for DrakePowderworkS, and was founded in 2005.
DPS Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
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The Phantom of the Tech Room
As we visited the DPS booth at Outdoor Retailer, they received a "Best in Show" award for their latest big innovation: Phantom.
Phantom is a "permanent base glide treatment" that is intended to keep you from needing to wax your skis.
How it works: You apply liquid Phantom to your bases in two rounds. The skis cure in the sun, changing the molecular structure of the base by permeating all the way to the epoxy. The result: skis that glide for their entire life without needing to be waxed.
Regarding performance, DPS says skiers won't notice a difference between Phantom and traditional wax—except, that is, when they ski in some conditions that would normally ... Continue Reading