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  1. #76
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    Stephan has problems with Goode, has his own intentions and begins DPS. Using groundbreaking designs and innovative materials to create a different type of on-snow powder experience that takes powder skiing to a whole new level.
    Initially, DPS has success with the 138, 120 and 105.
    He continues to push the envelope with incredible marketing and with the 112rp, but has a problem with chinese manufacturers. He wants to grow his company, move manufacturing to the USA and has no choice but to get in bed with gaper big $$$ investors who want to grow the company by introducing many new models/lay-ups. This causes the quality of the product and reputation of the company to decline, thus playing a roll in valuable employees fleeing. Stephan has a problem losing total control of his company that would have not existed without his expertise.
    FF to 2021: Stephan introduces a new company that specializes in grass roots pow boards that maggots are drooling over.

    ....Personally, I can't wait.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    But where will my dentist get his lightweight chatter sticks?
    12 years ago called, they want their lame insult back.

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    Curious to see if this will actually lead to a brand name change. Though if he leaves and they change the name, how much would they have to change to be a different company

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    He continues to push the envelope with incredible marketing and with the 112rp,
    I thought it was established that he just copied the S7... and charged twice as much for it.
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    Sure the S7, Lhasa Pow and 112rp were very similar in a lot of ways. They did have different lay-ups which made all three unique.
    Btw, SD copying, or being copied is nothing new and has been going on since at least 2005: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...p/t-39426.html

    I particularly like the last two posts that seem to call Pat Keane out for not posting when he was an active poster in the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    They did have different lay-ups which made all three unique.
    By unique you mean the 112 falling apart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    12 years ago called, they want their lame insult back.
    You spellt minutes wrong
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    I understand buddy was a rossi/ DPS dealer at the time and so the S6 and S7 had just come out

    but the 112 was a L120 tip/tail combined with the Cassiar 85 under foot

    I'm sure the guy who invented the Titanium hammer was also influenced by the tendonitis from using an Estwing but its still a different/better hammer
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    What unique materials has DPS used?

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    ive watched buster and a quite a few peeps ski the l120 pretty well
    myself included and my pair has an assload of vert on em
    this shit went down in sept im surprised ski dog didnt know fore the online gapers gear guy
    since marshall and others left the meh came on strong and as an og club bro id describe custy service as bout that meh level
    feel bad for stephan but like they said you sold the destiny that got manifested
    i hope he trys again
    i have a boo sidewalled black l20 f3 190 thats intact somebody send me a friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    What unique materials has DPS used?
    Yellow?
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    What unique materials has DPS used?
    carbon prepregnated with soul
    bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Yellow?
    Thats Lamborghini Yellow, and health professionals lap that color up
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Thats Lamborghini Yellow, and health professionals lap that color up
    I thought it would be Brilliant White, not drab yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    Red 190 Hybrid Lotus 120s were DPS’s peak.
    This is is the ski I think of when someone say DPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I thought it would be Brilliant White, not drab yellow.
    the 112's with the shinny tops were not drab and when you picked them up you got really exclusive/ really expensive slivers

    I shot my buddy a DPS link , he became a dealer, bought 16pairs, he later told me in 15 yrs of flogging gear that was his biggest selling outdoor product eva
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    I see more beaters on dps than not. Ymmv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    I see more beaters on dps than not. Ymmv.
    That's cause the non beaters are to fast for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    If anyone is holding a single (or pair) 2007-09 L120 F3 190cm you should just send it my way.
    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    i have a boo sidewalled black l20 f3 190 thats intact somebody send me a friend
    Cmon SFB, make me whole!




    I'd trade either a pair of 185 T2 w105's or one of my blue pairs of L120's to mate my single F3.
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    I'm in with beaters mofro and sfb on 10 year old black out of fashion bambooed Lotae.
    Besides, my skis can beat up your skis, neenerneenerneener.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    That's cause the non beaters are to fast for you!
    True, true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    I see more beaters on dps than not. Ymmv.
    you can either ski 70 days and be a good skier or bill the medical system for those 70days and have lotsa money to buy wailers

    I did a hut trip with some of these ^^ types including the dean of medicine and they were really bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    you can either ski 70 days and be a good skier or bill the dental system for those 70days and have lotsa money to buy wailers
    fify
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    Just posting in this important thread, just in case anyone might be concerned that I was boycotting this thread.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    TGR really needs a boycott/hate forum to keep it all straight
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