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Koala 118

Foundation Construction

Regular price $999 $699.30 Sale

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.

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Mid Sole Mounting Point

82

Turn Radius (m)

22

Mid Width (mm)

119

est Weight (gm)

2200

Length Dimensions
189cm 145/118/133
184cm 143/118/132
176cm 142/118/130
Radius Weight
19m 2300g
19m 2180g
19m 1975g

Shaping Pathway

Koala 118 Shaping Pathway

Length Dimensions
189cm 145/118/133
184cm 143/118/132
176cm 142/118/130
Radius Weight
19m 2300g
19m 2180g
19m 1975g

EXPLORE THE

Koala 118

 

The Koala skis are athlete driven. They began as a quest to make skis that were suited for the modern freeskier: playful, freestyle oriented, balanced, and yet still stable and hard-charging. We started five years ago with the Koala 119, and then made a second generation powder ski, the Koala 118, and an all-terrain Koala 103. These were a lot more maneuverable, arced a great turn, and were at home in all conditions. 

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. 


  • Textured polyamide top
  • UHMW sidewalls
  • Triaxial fiberglass
  • Triaxial fiberglass
  • Unidirectional carbon
  • Unidirectional carbon
  • World Cup race base
  • Bi-phase bamboo+poplar wood
  • Rockwell 48 steel edges

A supremely damp, powerful, and durable construction. Employing best-in-class components from start-to-finish, weight was not a factor during the design process. Triaxial fiberglass wraps the bamboo and poplar bi-phase wood core, while unidirectional carbon stringers add torsional stiffness. The result is an on-snow feel that produces a wonderful blend of power and dampness, and is readily accessible to a wide range of skier profiles. Every model in the Foundation series shares DPS’ C2 and RP chassis shaping that yields design and performance consistency from shape-to-shape and length-to-length.

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Brook
Favorite Ski Ever

Hands down the most fun I've had on a pair of skis! These skis strike an incredible balance between stability and trickability. They are equally at home straight-lining through crud at 70 mph and doing butters or jibbing around Alta. I have never felt as capable on a pair of skis as I do on these!