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Salt Lake City, UT, (August 30, 2011) â€“ DPS Skis, the world’s only pure carbon fiber sandwich ski manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has won the prestigious Backcountry Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for its Yvette 112RP ski. Last year, the DPS Wailer 112RP won the same award from Backcountry Magazine.
Widely considered to be the ski industry’s largest and most unbiased ski test, Backcountry’s 2012 Gear Guide product test took place at Powder Mountain, Utah and measured the input of more than 50 independent testers from around the country.
The Yvette 112RP received outstanding tester response which, combined with exceptionally high test scores and category-leading overall performance, garnered the Editor’s pick. Tester feedback cited the Yvette’s performance as being â€œa hot skierâ€ and â€œone of the most fun skis ever made.â€
With a â€œheavy tip and tail rocker, traditional camber underfoot, and a weird-looking but effective bulbous tip profile (combined) with a snappy wood core and pure carbon fiber layup,â€ the Yvette 112RP was called â€œRico Suave in pow,â€ and performed â€œbetter the harder its skied.â€
The Yvette 112RP is a women’s-specific ski, matched with the Wailer 112RP model for men to provide unmatched versatility both in-bounds and off-piste. Available in both Pure (all carbon) models for MSRP $1199 and Hybrid (carbon/fiberglass) for MSRP $799, the Yvette and Wailer are excellent examples of DPS’ dedication to making best-in-class skis informed by both advanced technology and a passionate dedication to core ski culture values.
â€œWe are excited to learn of Backcountry Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award,â€ said Stephan Drake, DPS founder. â€œBackcountry’s readership is discerning and their test is demanding. This award further affirms all the years of technology development and backcountry testing from Alaska to South America.â€
DPS skis, a leader of the modern boutique ski movement, is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City. The company started in 2005 when Stephan Drake met Peter Turner and a partnership was born. Combining Peter’s background as a leading engineer in the ski-manufacturing world and Stephan’s vision and powder psyche, the duo created skis using space age materials and innovative shapes. DPS skis are sold on four continents and are a trusted brand of serious skiers worldwide. For more information, visit www.dpsskis.com or call 801.413.1737.