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DPS Pagoda RP 112 – Test 2022

DPS Pagoda test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DPS PAGODA RP 112 * FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: Tracking up the trees. DPS has three different constructions: Pagoda Piste, Pagoda Tour and, in between and redesigned this year, Pagoda. Then DPS has four different designs: powder-surfing Lotus, playful and versatile RP, freestyle-oriented Koala, and fall-line-ripping C2. At Mount Washington we had … More »

DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP ski test

DPS Pagoda ski test

The Pagoda Piste is DPS’s take on a resort-focused ski. It mixes the carbon fibre laminate construction perfected by the Utah company, with a lively aspen wood core tip-to-tail, and damping ash laminate under the bindings. Then DPS figured out a way to inject a plastic sidewall right into the wood to add smooth power. … More »

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP BEST FOR: Anyone who loves tight turns in the bumps, trees and groomers. LENGTHS:              171, 179, 184, 189 DIMENSIONS:         133/100/118 RADIUS:                 15@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1399 OTHER MODELS:    Wailer 112, Wailer 100 RP  It’s not just an eye-catcher! Where a lot of skis we tested veer toward expert-focused power, … More »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Trailer season

September is a transition month. From holidays to back to school. Summer to fall. Hot nights to cool evenings. With the transition comes the first thoughts of snow and skiing. To fuel those day dreams comes the first of the year’s ski movie trailers. Like the early crop of fruit, the first teasers are a … More »

Gear & Gadgets * Winter 2014

by Ray O’Reilly in the Winter 2014 issue   1.  Nice wheels! No, seriously, if you could add a motor to this bag, you’d drive it through an airport. Tough and durable, High Sierra’s Pro Series Trapezoid Wheeled Duffel (US$160) isn’t so heavy that half of your 23-kg airline limit is taken up just by … More »

All Mountain skis 2013

The lion’s share of R&D finds itself here in the All-Mountain category as ski manufacturers blend their top technologies into that perfect quiver of one. Competition for the 2013 ski season is fiercer than ever. Underfoot measurements in the 80s are now commonplace, but manufacturers are pushing the envelope beyond 100mm. And while ski manufacturers make sure you’re … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

DPS

DPS Pagoda RP 112 – Test 2022

DPS Pagoda test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DPS PAGODA RP 112 * FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: Tracking up the trees. DPS has three different constructions: Pagoda Piste, Pagoda Tour and, in between and redesigned this year, Pagoda. Then DPS has four different designs: powder-surfing Lotus, playful and versatile RP, freestyle-oriented Koala, and fall-line-ripping C2. At Mount Washington we had … More »

DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP ski test

DPS Pagoda ski test

The Pagoda Piste is DPS’s take on a resort-focused ski. It mixes the carbon fibre laminate construction perfected by the Utah company, with a lively aspen wood core tip-to-tail, and damping ash laminate under the bindings. Then DPS figured out a way to inject a plastic sidewall right into the wood to add smooth power. … More »

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP BEST FOR: Anyone who loves tight turns in the bumps, trees and groomers. LENGTHS:              171, 179, 184, 189 DIMENSIONS:         133/100/118 RADIUS:                 15@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1399 OTHER MODELS:    Wailer 112, Wailer 100 RP  It’s not just an eye-catcher! Where a lot of skis we tested veer toward expert-focused power, … More »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Trailer season

September is a transition month. From holidays to back to school. Summer to fall. Hot nights to cool evenings. With the transition comes the first thoughts of snow and skiing. To fuel those day dreams comes the first of the year’s ski movie trailers. Like the early crop of fruit, the first teasers are a … More »

Gear & Gadgets * Winter 2014

by Ray O’Reilly in the Winter 2014 issue   1.  Nice wheels! No, seriously, if you could add a motor to this bag, you’d drive it through an airport. Tough and durable, High Sierra’s Pro Series Trapezoid Wheeled Duffel (US$160) isn’t so heavy that half of your 23-kg airline limit is taken up just by … More »

All Mountain skis 2013

The lion’s share of R&D finds itself here in the All-Mountain category as ski manufacturers blend their top technologies into that perfect quiver of one. Competition for the 2013 ski season is fiercer than ever. Underfoot measurements in the 80s are now commonplace, but manufacturers are pushing the envelope beyond 100mm. And while ski manufacturers make sure you’re … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

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