The Foundation series is a completely redesigned and re-imagined ski from the mad scientists at DPS. While the Yvette 112RP2 Foundation is still a softsnow slaying weapon, it incorporates the Chassis design and a completely re-engineered construction that make it super versatile and snappy ski.
Utilizing the Wailer five point shape concept as a starting point DPS added their “Chassis” side cut design (which is also found in the Wailer 106 Pure and 106 Tour1). The brand new Chassis design comes from strenuous R&D efforts; it allows the ski to bend around your boot which lets the skier modulate the turn radius as the ski is flexed through a turn. This feature allows the Yvette 112RP2 Foundation to be extremely adaptive to changes in terrain and snow conditions. The Yvette 112RP2 Foundation has a longer forebody than the original Wailer, in other words, it has a less aggressive tip rocker which leads to more forward edge contact with the snow.
The Yvette 112RP2 Foundation has what DPS calls a “bi-phase” core where bamboo is utilized underfoot providing increased damping and torsional stiffness while the tip and tail contain snappy and playful poplar. Unidirectional carbon fiber stringers are used for additional support to back up the tri-axle fiberglass laminate. UHMW polyethylene side walls (Ultra High Molecular Weight = Science for light and strong space plastic) add durability and torsional rigidity.