dps foundation collection

  1. Philpug

    The Gathering DPS Demo at Alta

    Thank you DPS for a great showing bringing three dozen skis now our members can post their thoughts on the skis and their reviews. So. In your review, please add what you liked about the ski...what you didn’t like... Who you think the ski is for… Who you think the ski is not for…
  2. Philpug

    Review: DPS Phantom Permanent Base Glide Treatment

    Never wax again? It's a strong claim, for sure. I am not sure about “never,” especially for all skiers, but for some, it is viable. The closest thing I can equate to DPS's Phantom Permanent Base Glide Treatment (PBGT) is that it is like using synthetic oil in your car and being able to go 10,000...
  3. Tricia

    Comparison Review Tricia's 2018 Thumbnail Reviews: 74+mm Skis

    Now that you've read about my thoughts on skinny skis in the Sub-73mm reviews, it's time to give the wider skis some attention. Armada Trace 98 Dimensions: 130-98-121 Radius: [email protected] Size tested: 172 Design: All New This new lineup from Armada, which features its crystal mesh, is one of...
  4. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2017 DPS Cassiar Foundation 95 vs 2017 K2 Pinnacle 95

    It ain’t easy being green. Ever notice that different width segments of skis have color trends? Blue for 80-84mm, orange for 88mm, red for 98-100mm, and so on. Okay, not all skis are those colors, but you get the idea. In the 95mm range, green seems to prevail. Not sure why, maybe because...
  5. Alexzn

    Individual Review Long Term Test: 2017 DPS Foundation Wailer F112RP2

    Quick impressions from a few runs on the new 112 foundation ski which is essentially a storied Wailer 112 in the new Foundation construction, heavier and cheaper than the regular 112RP Wailer 112 was and remains a huge hit for DPS, so looks like the extended it to the mid-range Foundation line...
  6. Demo fleet ready to get cleaned up for another day

    Demo fleet ready to get cleaned up for another day

  7. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Test: 2017 DPS Foundation Wailer F99

    Every family has one, a lone wolf, one with a dark side, and the Foundation collection is no different. That rebel is the Wailer F99. If you ever skied the other Wailer 99, in either the Pure3 or Hybrid construction, well, this is not that ski -- in neither construction nor shape. The way DPS...
  8. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Test: 2017 DPS Foundation Cassiar F82

    Yes, the Cassiar line is all-expansive, all the way from the powder pig Lotus F124 down to the ski we are reviewing here, the Cassiar F82. The charcoal one. You can read @Tricia's review of the women's counterpart, the Uschi F82, here, and @SkiNurse's review here. And while we are adding...
  9. Philpug

    Comparison Review Thumbnail Reviews: 2017 All-Mountain 90-100mm Skis

    Most manufacturers have increased their attention on other segments, but the 90-100mm class is still a bread-and-butter category. It is business as usual here, with the cream still rising to the top: Tecnica Group cousins Bonafide and Enforcer are the benchmark skis that others are trying to...
  10. DPS Foundation Collection

    DPS Foundation Collection

  11. DPS's Women's Foundation Collection

    DPS's Women's Foundation Collection

  12. Philpug and DPS Foundation Skis

    Philpug and DPS Foundation Skis

  13. DPS+Pugski


  14. Philpug

    2017 Gear Sneak Peeks Vol. 1

    I have my first teaser on the front page here SIA PREVIEW. Here are a few more to fill in the blanks... Blizzard Quattro Blizzard is returning to its roots and bringing back the "Quattro" name in an all-new frontside collection. Just as it did by offering the Mach 1 boot in narrow and medium...
  15. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Test: 2017 DPS Foundation Wailer 106

    I have a few days on these now in the conditions they were meant for: soft, deep snow. Maybe I am getting old but I am liking easy skis more and more all the time. The Wailer 106 with the new Foundation construction is just that, easy. Now, just because a ski is easy, doesn't mean it isn't good...
  16. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Test: 2017 DPS Foundation Cassiar F95

    I took the F95 out again on 1/9. Conditions were cold, crisp and chalky. Where I have posted that many of the 95mm skis are skiing short, even the predecessor Cassiar 95, I have found this newly shaped Foundation F95 skis true to length. The on-snow feel of the new F95 is just as smooth in feel...
  17. Philpug

    Comparison Review Overview: 2017 DPS Foundation Collection

    DPS gave Pugski three pairs of its new Foundation skis to review: the Uschi F82 (168cm) women's ski, the Cassiar F95 (178cm) all-mountain ski, and the Wailer F106 (185cm). Each pair is mounted with Tyrolia Attack 13 demo bindings. Read about what DPS is doing with the Foundation series HERE...