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DPS Skis Wailer 112RP2 Pure3 Ski


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    16 Reviews


    The legend lives.

    A ski with legendary status can be tricky. Changing it will risk the ire of a diehard group of fans, but leaving it untouched means it'll probably lose its legendary status after a few years. What to do? From the beginning, DPS has never been a company content to stand pat, so it wasn't comfortable leaving the iconic Wailer 112RP as is, even though most folks probably would've been fine if it did. We're guessing no one will complain about the result, though, which DPS is calling the Wailer 112RP2 Pure3. It has all the stability, playfulness, and versatility of the original, with a larger sweet spot and more comfort at speed, so you'll be able to ski just like you did on the original, but even harder.

    The changes, to the relief of the masses, aren't radical. DPS lowered the height of the tip and tail rocker, giving the 112RP2 a slightly chargier and more stable feel, as well as reducing the tip vibration that can cause rockered skis to feel squirrely. There's still plenty of rise to help you float over soft snow and smooth out rough terrain, and the tail rocker allows you to slash pow turns and make quick, loose turns when you're shimmying down through tight trees. The sidecut profile is still classic DPS, with tapered tips and tails that give the ski a predictable, hook-free feel in soft snow and a Paddle Tech design that smooths the sidecut out at the rocker contact points for smooth turn initiation and a reliably surfy feel in freshies.

    It's hard to imagine a Wailer without DPS' trademark lightweight construction, but don't worry, you don't have to. As you might guess, the company built this iteration of the Wailer with its trademark Pure3 construction, which sandwiches a lively and strong aspen core between two layers of prepreg carbon fiber, keeping the ski stiff at speed and strong under torsion, so it doesn't feel wobbly when you get it up on edge. Full-length UHMW sidewalls put plenty of power into the rugged Rockwell 48 steel edges for hardpack bite and mixed-snow security, and the World Cup bases keep you rocketing along and won't explode at the mere sight of a half-buried rock, so you can worry about skiing and not ruining your new toys.

    • Aspen wood core
    • Pure3 prepreg carbon fiber sandwich layup
    • Paddle Tech sidecut
    • Sandwich construction with UHMW sidewalls
    • World Cup bases
    • Rockwell 48 steel edges
    • Textured topsheet
    • Item #DPK0005

    Tech Specs

    178 cm, 184 cm, 190 cm
    141 / 112 / 128 mm
    Turn Radius
    15 - 18 m
    tip & tail rocker, traditional camber underfoot
    Pure3 (sandwich), UHMW sidewalls
    aspen, carbon fiber laminate
    Rockwell 48 steel
    World Cup
    Claimed Weight
    (184cm, pair) 8 lb 1.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Favorite Ski

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I had seen the yellow bananas out there and was intrigued by their simple aesthetic and shape so when a friend with a pair let me try his I went for a tour. They were versatile on the climb and one of the most forgiving pow skis I've ever been on. They like to point down the fall line so its best to follow suit. Playful, fast and responsive their rippable from day 1.
    5'11" 165lb and love the 190cm.

    quiver killer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    goes without saying. yet another 5 star review for the best all around ski i have ever skied. unbelievably playful in pow, crust, even wind-hammered sastrugi. the pure3 construction puts it over the top. ski that keeps on giving

    Only DPS Skis Forever!

      OK they're expensive! Been skiing this since RP1 and upgraded to RP2. Both are light, but the 1st gen. has a bit of chatter, which is greatly damped in the 2nd gen. I take this bad boy on and off piste (sidecountry/backcountry). You've got to OPEN these up to appreciate them. If you ski very conservative this IS NOT your ski! You don't buy a Ferrari to drive it 30-mph! It's a charger with that stiffness and race base. Climb up quick (or ride a chair) then open the throttle and REWARD yourself with a grin from ear to ear! There is not speed limit here - just be careful through the trees! It's not particularly a surfboard like it's bigger bros. the Lotus 120 or the Spoon, but does ski a bit shorter because the lift in the tail and tip. I'm 6'0" 165-lbs and went with the 184 length but doesn't feel like a 184 ski. I love this ski in the Pure3 model.

      Only DPS Skis Forever!

      Get this ski!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have been on this ski all season and I LOVE IT! It is great for a variety of conditions. It is fat and has plenty of rocker for those deep pow days, but it also has camber for tackling the hardpack and crust. It is super responsive, floaty, and most importantly FUN! I use this ski as my go to backcountry touring ski!

      Get this ski!

      Effortless float

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      These skis are incredible. They perform at their best in deep snow, anything more that 6 inches and you are going to have the time or your life. I found the 168 cm to be too short for faster skiing but very convenient in tight chutes, due to the smaller radius. I'm 5' 10" liked the 184 cm for all around better performance due to the amount of tip rocker that they incorporated. I really like the pure 3 construction, it is a strong yet light construction that allows you to push this ski harder than you've pushed any other ski. I would recommend this ski to any expert skier who is looking for the hardest charging powder ski on the market. Also to anyone who is looking to venture into the backcountry and needs a fantastic powder ski.

      Pushes old men to stand on their skis

        Test rode a pair of Wailer 112s @ Loveland...early season powder...felt the learning to stand on my edges...a place that I have rarely visited...So predictable...only senior citizens can be allowed to ride these skis...Matt, Thank you!

        Super fun skis

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've got a pair of these mounted up tele with axl's. Super great ski. At first I thought I would only be using them on the new snow days but really they are great for anything soft - corn, slush, pow you name it. Noodling around in the trees is loads of fun, hauling balls down the steeps with a bunch of fresh - well that would be fun on pretty much anything but these guys handle it great. The only days when I don't bring 'um out are cold 'n hardpack days where its not going to soften up.

        I'm on season 2 now with probably 80 days or so on them and they have held up great. The bases are solid (I've had my share of, er, miscalculations about snow depth), the tops are not getting chewed up. All around super fun skis.

        My Go-To All-the time crushers

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Worth every single penny. I'm on season 4. color is timeless, holding up like they are new. Go DPS. I have the 112RP and Spoons. I use the Spoons only for the deep-deep days (sickest powder skis ever), and my 112's basically cover everything else. Had them at Stowe over Xmas last year and just perfect, and take them out west to Jackson where they are crush fest 5000. Super super nimble and playful, also carves just fine...

        Go to BC Skis

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These are by far the stiffest and lightest skis I have every ridden. Love these stick in the BC and in the front country. DPS knows their construction!

        All time fave

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Review for 112rp, haven't tried rp2 yet.

        I'm 5'6 and have skied the 178, 184 and 190. Super smeary in pow and will arc a GS turn on packed or firm snow. 178 is an EC tree slayer

        One of the all time great skis!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Having been a ski guide for almost 20 years and spending about 100 days per year on my skis, I've skied many of the all time great boards. DPS' Wailer 112 sets a new standard for versatility, forgiveness, playfulness and overall competence in almost any snow condition. This is the ski most other manufacturers are trying to re-create. Let me put it like this, I know almost no one that has skied this ski that hasn't gone on to buy a pair. Do yourself a favor....

        Best ski ever

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Ive been on the pure 2 for the last two seasons, skiing about 60 days in the backcountry guiding for Exum in the Tetons. This is my go to ski and its the bomb! Ive skied everything from crud to over the hood pow…best choice for spring skiing too.

        Eastern Quiver Killer too

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I still have my original 112's from when the ski was first released - DPS Dreamtime Order june 2010.

        The ski was/is a real game changer for me. At the time there was only a 178cm and a 190cm. Coming off of a Nordica Enforcer in a 177cm I really wanted something around 184cm (me 5'10"/170#'s)- went with the 190cm's and glad I did for the following reasons:

        - Pure construction is super light and the advantages of reduced swing weight = more longevity on the hill
        - Paddle Tech provides a versatile ski from a turning radius perspective; quick cross under turns on piste/in trees or lay it out at speed and increase the size of your arcs.

        Relative to other high-end skis these are a value as well. I am pushing 200 days on the 112 Pure's and they still have plenty of life (edges/bases, not so much and that's abuse & pilot error - not the skis fault). This is easily 5-6 times more life than you get out of the other brands traditionally constructed product.

        Not in your budget? Get the Hybrids. Not as light or as long living but you will get the same shape at less than what the majors are charging.

        I will go with a new pair of 112RP2's this year. I am looking forward to seeing how the new refinements DPS has done improve what has been a great ski for me.

        I will update once the snow flies….

        Western Quiver Killer

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        If I could only keep one ski this would be it. Rails groomers, floats like a boat, and steam rolls crud. This is my second pair. The first generation version I had sometimes got a little nervous in variable snow. Latest versions have some tweaks to the sidecut and profile that delivered excellent stability in variable snow and pointing it down the fall-line yet maintained the skis intuitive quick turning ability.