The DPS Spoon: Proof of Concept

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 1, 2011 6:33 am

ALTA, UT – There has been speculation about whether DPS could pull off their new Spoon shaping technology concept. Below you can check out the teaser showcasing the next step in backcountry ski evolution that is Spoon skiing. This video release of Steven Drake floating the backcountry powder in Alta, Utah is proof of concept for the company.

The word from DPS is there is very little up-and-down short radius bobbing, like the powder footage that is all too common these days on center-mounted skis. They claim to have replaced it with incredibly fast, slarving, angulated skiing in bottomless conditions that brings powerful, reeling, and vertical sprays.

Essentially the DPS Spoon is for backcountry — exclusively. The shaping technology used results in a pair of huge planks that are fully rockered with convex base and six downward-facing cleats for killer control. So if you aren’t planning for knee deep pow, untracked touring, heli drops, or snowcat days trips that require strong understanding of angulation and planing — this is just one of those times where you can look, but you can’t touch!

Spoon has taken ski shaping into the fourth dimension to combine shape, rocker, base convexity, and cleats working together to provide skiers with effortless flotation, tight handing, and massive sprays. They say it will forever change the way you ride deep powder.

The launch date is still TBA but DPS promises backcountry enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on a pair very soon. In the meantime, you can sign up to be on the waiting list.

The company is also offering a chance to win the very first Spoon to come of the factory floor! All you have to do is “Like” them on Facebook.

Learn more about the Spoon and the contest at


Check out Steven Drake cruising the Spoon in Alta, UT: