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    Quote Originally Posted by bsavery View Post
    Not sure I agree with all that. Aren't all DPS's made in USA? Or at least the Pures, hybrids are made in China I believe.
    I was talking about back in the day when the 105, 120 and 138 came out. Post bamboo, pre-USA neavau (ph.) meh. skis.

    Whatever, Stephan prolly saw this as his chance to own a 60' Viking.

    I'm not saying that is a bad thing. I'd bet that Splat, who had a great design would have done the same thing, if he had the investment capital. ....but he would also have bought a really nice mobile home for maggot Burning Man carnage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsavery View Post
    When it comes down to it though the lotus 120,... are a really niche product. .
    May you burn in a fiery, snowless hell.
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    Cool. Forced removal of a self absorbed overinflated ego might help DPS actually grow as a company now that they can get past Chapter 1: How Stephen Drake Rejuvenates the Powder Experience.


    I’d take his statement with a giant bag of salt. We might see DPS come to terms with the rest of the industry catching up while they have stayed flat. Tour1 is a joke, alchemist has lots of competition for $400 less and Foundation is miss marketed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    do I/we have to boycott any company who fires anybody for anything, ferinstance the guy who got fired at the toilet factory, or the drunk cab driver ?
    No. Just companies who's legal assholes decide it's time to bully a bunch of small companies, write an absolutely incomprehensible, laughable, non-sincere apology, and all of this ONLY because it's effecting their bottom line. All for the pleasure of owning the word backcountry.

    Fuck Al, quite whining about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    May you burn in a fiery, snowless hell.
    Come to California!
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    What’s the “P” of DPS?

    For a ski company, what does it mean to “grow?” Why is that important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    What’s the “P” of DPS?

    For a ski company, what does it mean to “grow?” Why is that important?
    Drake Powderworks Skis, I think.
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    Boycott DPS skis??

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    Donkey Punch Syndicate FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tap View Post
    Donkey Punch Syndicate FTW
    I change my vote to this.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Drake Powderworks Skis, I think.
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    I figured it was one or the other.

    Growth caused loss of focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    What’s the “P” of DPS?
    Drake PowderworkS.

    Not Drake Powderworks Skis. Unless it changed.

    I will still go on the record as saying that they design and build some fucking incredible skis, with the caveat that the skier needs to understand the sort of input that their skis will respond to in order to get the most out of them. The label of "dentist skis" is preposterous for any reason but price. The majority of the DPS lineup has always rewarded the technically capable (i.e. powerful with good technique) skier.

    DPS' are surgical instruments, ON3P's are more like civil war era bone saws.
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    Plenty of folks buying a turn with some wailer 112s.

    Koala is pretty rad though. Red 190 Hybrid Lotus 120s were DPS’s peak.

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    While that's undeniably true about the Wailer 112, I would still argue that those people are not skiing that ski to its design potential. Sure, it's user friendly, but even that ski ripped if you acknowledged what it was realistically designed to ski like, and skied it accordingly.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Boycott DPS skis??

    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    DPS' are surgical instruments, ON3P's are more like civil war era bone saws.
    Disagree with this whole heartedly.

    If your saying more engineering/testing has gone into your average DPS then why do the bulk ski like garbage. Also are you saying Scott’s designs are antiquated?!? You need to get on a current generation ON3P ski. Jaaaheeezzuss.

    This is all about having the right tool for the job — In certain applications a DPS ski works wonders but in the bulk of situations ON3P takes the cake.
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    Boycott DPS skis??

    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    DPS' are surgical instruments, ON3P's are more like civil war era bone saws.
    That’s worth quoting. Guess I’m mostly in the rough and raw camp.. It’s snow- slay it. There’s room for both makers in a quiver, each having different visions and in turn - different uses.

    Have sold off all DPS except Alchemist Cassiar 95. Just purchased more ON3Ps

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    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post

    DPS' are surgical instruments, ON3P's are more like civil war era bone saws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
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    Haha haha ohh we’re already here!

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    DPS are surgical instruments built for a medium that a paint brush is better.

    Stockli Laser AX, Kastle MX -- those are surgical instruments that make sense.

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    Fire and Ice bone saws?

    Well folks as you can see for yourself the way this ski over here is behaving: snow is an affliction.

    Now this might be cause for alarm on a portion of you that's from a certain experience I tend to proclaim: the eons are closing.

    Now what does this mean precisely to the layman?

    Simply this: Momentarily the need for the construction of the new plank will no longer exist.

    Of course some of you will think, "Who is he to fell me from this light?"

    But in all seriousness, ladies and gentlemen, a quick glance at the erratic behavior of the large precision built snow delineating apparatus beside me will show that it is perhaps only a few turns now...

    Look how funny it's going around there! Personally, I find carving behavior of this nature to be highly suspicious.

    When such a device doesn't go normal, the implication of such a behavior bodes not well (if you know what I mean).

    And quite naturally ladies and gentlemen if the ski in question is entrusted with the task of the delineation of snow itself and ahh if such a ski goes "On the bum".... or the fritz... Well, it spells trouble.
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    Don't turn this into some dumbass comparison flameoff.

    Imma start stamping threads with "INSERT BRAND LOYALTY HERE"
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    Besides, my skis/ski area/ski boot/ski bindings/ski clothes can beat up your skis/ski area/ski boot/ski bindings/ski clothes.
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    No, it's sad they booted Mr. Drake, his heart was in it. Incredibly innovative designs. Props to him.
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    At least that is how I took it. Don't think it was meant as a comment on design/build quality/etc. Just different skis for different skiers.

    Also see my signature 🙄. Let's keep our eye on the ball here.
    Seriously, this can’t turn into yet another ON3P thread....

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