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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal Olson View Post
    I will get info this weekend / Monday, update this thread, and see if we can't do OG runs of the Lotus 120 (and the Lotus 138 possibly too).
    So this 138 you mentioned here. This would be like old whitey?

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    While we wait on the L120 update, the G3 Sendr seems to check the boxes on the original ask. No personal experience, but would be interested in hearing more about it.

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    Updates from DPS?
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    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    With everything going on, they can’t quiet commit...

    Essentially, the factory is shut down from skis, and making face shields for hospitals.

    will circle back again

    something I would love to see happen as well.
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    Understood.
    I hope they're spooned, carbon faceshields.

    Broke mine last Monday:
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    **** days @Crustal, 3rd chair powderhose on Sunnyside, virgin lines down Westface, compl33t whitewash down Exterminator, honkin nutso whiteout laps on Hamburger, Screaming Babies, Frisco Trees. Then out North back to dip deep diaphanous pow around Nickel Kitty, virgin Guntower at 2:00. Finished on the frontside Doors, Liftline/Breakover/Popes, Rightberg, Leftberg. Mining the orthogonal stashes of stupid and the clefts of dumb.

    All fucking time fantastic.

    But somewhere broke my babies.

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    /\/\/\

    Gah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post

    All fucking time fantastic.

    But somewhere broke my babies.
    Vibes! You’ve got more in plastic, yes?

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    For what it's worth, I've found both black top sheet dps and the tt stormriders to be very fragile.

    Both skis have very soft, but fast, bases and delicate sidewalls /edges.

    Maybe I'm just really bad and ski over too many rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinevibes View Post
    Vibes! You’ve got more in plastic, yes?
    1 more pair in plastic, 1 more remount.

    DPS!!!! Bring back the black bamboo Lotus 120 profile and flex, puhleeeez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    1 more pair in plastic, 1 more remount.

    DPS!!!! Bring back the black bamboo Lotus 120 profile and flex, puhleeeez.
    I drank some beers with the production manager, Buddy told me he still had a set of forms that said "lotus 120" but being 27 and at DPS for only 2 years he had no idea what they were

    i told him the lotus 120 was a full on cult classic, build it and they will buy it, but i doubt that will happen
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    Fuck that would be amazing


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    I’m convinced 120lotus 200cm is the best ski ever.

    Maybe when Stephan’s non compete expires he can build them back better.

    It doesn’t have to be banmboo sidewall. I have og bamboo. And also the red sled. Both are awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I drank some beers with the production manager, Buddy told me he still had a set of forms that said "lotus 120" but being 27 and at DPS for only 2 years he had no idea what they were

    i told him the lotus 120 was a full on cult classic, build it and they will buy it, but i doubt that will happen
    just to be certain, DPS still has the blue spoon lotus 120 molds. It does NOT have the older lotus 120 or lotus 138 molds. Those skis were never made in the US. When DPS left the manufacturing partner that made those skis, all the molds were destroyed (common practice to protect IP). I know this for a fact, and was on the call confirming that all of this occurred.

    I checked on a reisssue and there was essentially no interest at all from DPS.

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    bummer

    edit: actualy I wondered what buddy had being as there seems to be more than 1 incantation of the Lotus 120 and he obviuosly had no idea what a Lotus 120 was
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal Olson View Post
    just to be certain, DPS still has the blue spoon lotus 120 molds. It does NOT have the older lotus 120 or lotus 138 molds. Those skis were never made in the US. When DPS left the manufacturing partner that made those skis, all the molds were destroyed (common practice to protect IP). I know this for a fact, and was on the call confirming that all of this occurred.

    I checked on a reisssue and there was essentially no interest at all from DPS.
    Thanks for asking Marshall. Such a shame that a ski so widely and richly lauded has no traction with the OEM. I wonder how that speaks for current management.

    Stephan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    bummer
    Yup.

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    Half of the remaining stash, from left: gifted to me by Arty50 just after I broke the middle pair and the beaters from the last 6 or so years.
    I have another broken pair and 2 more unmounted, one, NIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Such a shame that a ski so widely and richly lauded...
    It's a great ski that has a cult following, but the above statement is utterly false.

    If they reissued them, they would sell 3 pairs to you, 2 to Core Shot, and about a dozen more to one-off customers.
    Relentlessly pursuing beauty in an irredeemably ugly world.

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    could be that ^^ but I wouldn't buy them cuz i already got 2 pair

    lots of people already got em so could they sell enough ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    It's a great ski that has a cult following, but the above statement is utterly false.

    If they reissued them, they would sell 3 pairs to you, 2 to Core Shot, and about a dozen more to one-off customers.
    Heh. True.

    But a true Indy company could make it work.
    Dentist Pro Skis is no longer that company.

    I can’t wait for Stephan to make a comeback.
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