DPS KOALA 118 Ski - Foundation Core Construction
The Koala 118 is the bigger and burlier sibling to the 103 in every way. It’s built for big spins, going fast, sending large, charging through crud, and landing hard. With a 19m turn radius, it’s maneuverable to allow for quick reactions, and has deep rocker lines allowing you to plane over the snow for great powder performance.
This is a ski that’s built tough. It uses top quality race bases and scratch resistant topsheets so it can take everything you throw at it. The hardwood core and solid flex gives a planted and stable feeling for peace of mind in all situations. The Koala 118 is your hard charging freestyle powder ski.
All Koala skis are made with a poplar core, race quality bases, a textured polyamide top sheet for durability, and polyurethane sidewalls that optimize damping and impact resistance. For 2023 we changed the rocker line, the ski core, and the flex profile of our Koala 103. On snow it’s a completely different sensation. We went through a full winter of building skis in our Salt Lake City factory and testing them at Alta Ski Area, and then sent one last round of prototypes down to South America for the critical athlete sign off. Everyone was stoked, and it felt like five years of testing, tweaking, and skiing coming to fruition.