Correct, same ski, just not as attractive…..^^^ Craig, the newer green is the same one as the yellow?
It's interesting what you say about this 100 RP ski liking a less aggressive edge bevel tune.THANK YOU! Great to hear from you! You have a good memory, yes, Yellow Gentian….we’re you demoing the K2 Mindbender 108…just guessing? I was a bit shocked when I saw the price of the new DPS Kaizen….$2000 flat, but, it apparently will do it all, replacing both the Pagoda and the Foundation series.
When demoing skis, tuning can make or break a skis performance, and demo skis are not always tuned properly, or tuned-detuned to your profile. As an example, the DPS Foundation series came from the factory with .70 bottom and 1 degree side, many shops use 1 and 2 on these skis (as I saw listed on a popular tuning web site) creating a overly aggressive edge, making them edgy, easy to chatter, and difficult to ski. For the advanced and above skier, learning to properly tune your own skis, identifying the factory edge angles, and understanding what to adjust, is an often overlooked skill. I‘ve spoiled my wife, she now asks me to make sure I use the diamond files to finish her edges when I tune…..happy wife-happy life!
In my advancing age, I decided some years back to sharpen my carving skills, and ski fewer old-big-cut up bumps. My joints thank me! Still love soft or powder bumps, and off-piste terrain, and the DPS F100rp, and the Koala 118 seem to check all the right boxes for me. Sorry the Foundation series is going away!
The .7 bottom and 1 side edge angle applies to the Foundation series skis. DPS does vary their edge angles depending on the series. You may be able to confirm with a chat on their website concerning your Piste C2. I skied all four of my Foundation skis with the untouched factory tune, and the .7/1, or .75/1 subsequent tunes made them ski like new, including both RP and C2. My wife gives a thumbs up concerning the tune for her three DPS Foundation skis as well…..It's interesting what you say about this 100 RP ski liking a less aggressive edge bevel tune.
I also tune my own skis (have for many decades).
I usually ski what I buy before changing things. (Why fix what works?)
Still, it's rare if ever that I would recognize that a ski likes to be tuned to .7/1, almost a tune from a bygone era.
If I bought the DPS 100 C2 Piste 184 ski at the bargain price listed above, eventually I would probably have shifted to a 1/2 bevel tune, a problem for the sister ski you like so much. Thus I might (or might not) have ended up tuning mine incorrectly, if what you say about the RP version is also true for the C2 Piste version.
(However, since the Piste C2 version is designed to be more aggressive on edge, for piste, it might well be that a 1/2 tune would eventually prove appropriate, not sure - at least for my profile.)
This season, I have already put all my cards in on other skis (Bode's Peak skis and Atomic Revo FIS GS 188/30 racing skis, mostly) so no cards left for even a great DPS bargain, until next year, probably. And next year, the most likely DPS ski would seemingly cost $2000. Go figure.
I agree 100%. I wish I could find some nice 100rp in yellow but can't find them anywhere in a 179,Correct, same ski, just not as attractive…..
Wait, which ski are you looking for? Wailer's?I agree 100%. I wish I could find some nice 100rp in yellow but can't find them anywhere in a 179,
I did find some 112's but probably more than I need.
correct. thank you!Wait, which ski are you looking for? Wailer's?
Oh damn, I just mounted up my pair of Wailer A100 RP's in a 179 length. If I'd known someone else really wanted them I probably would have let them gocorrect. thank you!