DPS US Forces Skis.

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  1. DPS Driver

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    I remember a while ago some were talking about ski production for US Military. For those who were interested here is an image of the skis. They look pretty cool.

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  2. skifree

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    No white bases with small red words reading "use other way up"?
     
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  4. Ralf_Plow

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    Looks like they burned the midnight oil on that design.....
     
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    An old friend of the family was in some mountain corps in WW2. In a glass cabinet at his place were his WW2 issue white all over tops, edges and bases mountain skis. Bindings were also painted white with what looked like house paint. There also was an all white ski suit of oiled cotton. The skins were a white, but going yellow with age real fur. I think he saw action in the Italian Alps late in the piece, but he was not allowed to talk about it.
     
  6. Donzah

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    Are these for the Marines or the 10th Mountain division?
     
  7. climberman

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    Ill give you ten to one on that.
     
  8. Donzah

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    if its "official" US Military.
    That design would have cost tens(100's) of thousands of bucks. Gone through extensive testing and studies..
     
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    Would that be a setback? For your country?
     
  10. Donzah

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    wouldn't be a setback for my bottom line.
    $500 spanners ............
     
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  11. piolet

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    Would these be recommended for my upcoming Iran ski trip?
     
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    Sure
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    LOL
     
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  16. Donzah

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    Stripes > Spies like us
     
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    It was a pretty good cold war documentary
     
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    I'll give the nod for that one
     
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    I want some :evil::evil::evil:
     
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  21. DidSurfNowSki

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    I wish the situation in the middle east would get sorted out and there was peace in the region. Iran is one of those places I'd love to go and ski.
     
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    Bombs and trenches all in rows.
     
  23. piolet

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    Talk to the seppos, maybe dps can be the conduit to world peace with the military link
     
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  24. Whatever really

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    Puts skis down at lunch comes back and can’t find them.
     
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  25. Chaeron

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    I'd love to, but not while you get travel restrictions afterwards.
     
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    Durka durka.
     
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    During testing in a remote NA location ...

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  29. DidSurfNowSki

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    Selywn ?
     
  30. Chaeron

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    You reckon? Wonder if USA is in practical terms more than bluster on Iran - and they’re the only ones who might restrict nowadays.

    DPRK powder skiing with my Wailers here I come.
     
  31. piolet

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    Do you?

    I've mates that've been there and been to the states shortly after

    Dirka
     
  32. DidSurfNowSki

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    Under the Act, travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States, without a waiver, under the VWP:
    • Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions)
    https://www.cbp.gov/travel/internat...ement-and-terrorist-travel-prevention-act-faq
     
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    Hmmmm maybe it's different with their C1/D visa

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    Good BC skiing to be had - worthy of DPS spoons.
     
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    I've got an Iranian Australian mate who regularly travels to both Iran and the US. He has to get a B2 Tourist Visa. From what I'm told its basically like the old days before the VWP. A little bit pricier and the extra hassle of having to show up at the Embassy or Consulate for an interview.
     
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    So, it's back on the cards
     
  37. DPS Driver

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    Not sure.
     
  38. DPS Driver

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    Perfect. Don't mount flouro bindings on though.
     
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    Every time I see someone in cammo I run into them and apologise because I couldn't see them. It's great fun.
     
  40. DPS Driver

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    FYI. I'm in NZ atm and had a meeting with Ruapehu today. It's puking up there. Snow on the highway south.
     
  41. Donzah

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    This is the marines on their new skis- universal bindings.
    [​IMG]
     
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  42. LibertyTS

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    Hey Mate,

    That wouldn't be in Tampa would it? :D

    We were in Booth 1318. Didn't get a chance to drop by and say hi. It was a busy show! Hope you guys got plenty of traffic like we did.

    Chris
     
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    Hi Chris, Yes it was.

    I believe it went well. I wasn't there that pic is from one of the boys on the stand.
     
  44. LibertyTS

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    Good to hear. Always one of our best shows.
     
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