Cool concept from DPS and AwaycoHave you heard of Awayco? It's a company that has partnered with many gear brands (the latest is DPS skis) and distribution sites. The idea is that you can travel somewhere and pre-reserve the latest and greatest DPS ski (and/or other assorted items).
It makes sense for things like skis or SUPs or surfboards—which tend to be a pain to travel with. It's still early stage from what I can tell—it doesn't look like they have a "distributor" in our little town of Nelson yet, but there are distributors in Revvie and Whistler. Ski-brand-wise, I saw Atomics, Black Crows and DPSes. Looks like a pair of DPS planks would set you back about $200 rental a week. Not bad not bad...Google awayco and check it out.