DPS Attempts to Reinvent the Deep Powder Ski with Cleats and Fat Spoons

When skis when concave, that was a big deal. Aggressive skiers were soon carving deep lines into the hardpack and beginners were getting up and at 'em faster than ever. DPS wants to do that again with their funky Spoon.

The Spoon 150 ski eschews the hourglass shape that its cousins have worn for years now in favor of a fat convex design scheme and two "cleats" that just out from the bottom. The convex design is meant to float above powder much like other fat powder skis while the cleats are meant to bite into the ice, should you encounter any while navigating knee-deep powder (the convex design sacrifices some grip in those conditions).

Destined for a launch in 2012, these are definitely a pro powder skier's ski, and will check in at somewhere between $1,200 and $1,700. [Gear Junkie]