Backcountry Magazine Best Skis of 2013

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 17, 2013 6:00 am

Out of 400 models entered from ski manufacturers worldwide, Backcountry Magazine announced the DPS Lotus 120 Spoon as the best skis of 2013 in the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. A crew of ski-savvy athletes put each ski product to the test on the mountain for 3 days on various terrain of Utah’s Powder Mountain during March 2013.

Awarded with the most coveted award, the Lotus 120 Spoon won ‘Best in Test’ for the 2013-2014 season.

Backcountry commented, “The Spoon-ified tip feels like nothing else in Powder.”

In addition, notable winners this year was DPS’ all-mountain stalwarts, the Wailer 99 and Wailer 112RP, which each nabbed Gear Guide Select honors, respectively.

Recognized as “The biggest innovation in powder skiing since rocker…” DPS’ pioneering and introduction of Spoon Technology has been recognized by Backcountry Magazine and many significant companies within the action sport community.


The revolutionary DPS Skis Spoon in action. | Photo: DPS Skis

Specially designed for heli/cat/backcountry skiing, the deep powder Spoon features a convex 3-D shovel combined with a single-radius underfoot rocker and radical edge bevel for the most progressive riding yet. For 2013-14, Spoon Technology has been added in the entire DPS Lotus family line including the Lotus 120 Spoon, Lotus 138 Spoon, and Spoon ski. The Spoon has incredible flexibility for up-and-down movement in deep powder, creating powerful and easy vertical sprays.

Now mated with the new Pure3 construction of 2013, the Spoon Technology design has won various Pure construction breakthroughs, that have created a smoother ride to the world of skis as the forefront in carbon construction.

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