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Koala 111

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The Koala 111 fills a missing sweet spot within our freestyle family. As the middle child, it’s a fusion of its bigger and smaller siblings. At 111mm underfoot, it’s a great powder and soft snow width, but it’s a bit more friendly and versatile than the 118. It takes after the 103 with a flex profile that bends smoothly around the skier’s foot, making for intuitive turns in all conditions.

We’re proud that it arcs a nice turn on hard snow too, which is something we think is a hallmark of a great ski. It’s confident doing smooth butters with style, bouncing through trees, and is more than comfortable in the air. The Koala 111 is the ski you can rely on for fun freestyle skiing in all snow conditions.


     

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    Mid Sole Mounting Point

    82

    Turn Radius (m)

    22

    Mid Width (mm)

    119

    est Weight (gm)

    2200

    Length Dimensions
    189cm 140/111/128
    184cm 139/111/127
    176cm

    137/111/125

    168cm 136/111/124
    Radius Weight
    18m 2300g
    18m 2200g
    18m 2050g
    18m 1900g

    Shaping Pathway

    Koala 118 Shaping Pathway

    Length Dimensions
    189cm 140/111/128
    184cm 139/111/127
    176cm

    137/111/125

    168cm 136/111/124
    Radius Weight
    18m 2300g
    18m 2200g
    18m 2050g
    18m 1900g

    EXPLORE THE

    Koala 111

     

    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.