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List Price US $1000
DPS Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 Ski Reviews
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Skier Level Intermediate - Expert
Ski Style Alpine Touring
Ski Width Wide
Ski Shape Directional
Camber Profile Rocker/Camber/Rocker
Core Material Balsa wood and carbon
Turning Radius 18m at 184cm
Manufactured in USA
Powder Excellent
Carving Good
Speed Average
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Poor
Moguls Poor
Trees Excellent
Jumps Poor
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Poor
On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Easy

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Med/Soft Snow

Versatility

Moderate

Playfulness

Very High

DPS Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 2017 - 2016 Review by A Better Ski

2016-17 DPS Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 Review by A Better Ski

The DPS Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 is designed for powder hounds that will walk endlessly to track down deep snow.  Balsa wood core wrapped in two layers of carbon give the ski a springy feel and its large shovel helps keep you on top of the snow.

2016-17 DPS Wailer 112RP2 Ski Review

Size: 184cm

Shape: 141-112-128

Turning Radius: 18m

Weight: 1550g

Days: 1

Riders: Chris

Conditions: Dense Powder, Chop

Boots: Scarpa Maestrale RS

Bindings: Dynafit Radical ST 2.0

Ski Personality:  The DPS Wailer 112RP2 is the essence of a lightweight powder ski, a large surface area to weight ratio lets you enjoy the skis downhill performance after walking all day.  This is a more playful ride with tip stiffness that isn’t too serious and lots of fun tip and tail rocker.

On the Snow Feel:  Springy, poppy and smeary, the DPS Wailer 112RP2 is a blast to ski in deep snow.  An 18m turning radius at 184cm keeps this ski fun while skiing in the resort but lacks the edge confidence and mass to be ridden at higher speeds.

Turn Initiation and Carving:  As you would expect, the 112 is a bit slow from edge to edge, but does give you lively spring into the next turn.  The 18m turning radius is made possible by the DPS Wailer 112RP2’s reverse side cut (a lot of it), but you give up effective edge length.  The lack of mass and tip on the ground does give the ski more tip slap then I like when skiing groomers, but who’s doing that with this ski anyway?

Speed:  You shouldn’t expect this ski to push you to mach 3, but most of us ski more conservatively in the backcountry anyway.  It doesn’t mean that you can’t open the ski up and slash an open face, it just means that you may feel a bit underskied.

Powder: Here is where the DPS Wailer 112RP2 really shine easy turning and tons of float help provide this ski with a forgiving and effortless ride.  This ski will have you chasing down untracked snow at every chance, this is where it is most comfortable.

Uneven/Variable Terrain:  The Walier 112RP2 Tour1 will ski chop, rockered tip and tail help this ski rerelease early even when things get nasty.  You will just want to keep your speed down, as this ski lacks the mass to just bust through things.

Flex:  Soft tips, moderate flex under foot and at the tail.

Touring:  Yes, please.  A feather weight 1550g at 184cm is amazing, mount these skis with a tech binding to keep the weight low and go explore the great outdoors.

Overall:  If you are a self-described powder hound who has moved to the backcountry to find more untracked snow then check out the DPS Wailer 112RP2, you wont be disappointed.

 
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