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DPS Skis Wailer 99 Pure3 Ski


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    The daily driver redesigned.

    There's no shortage of mid-sized all-mountain skis in the industry today, but few, if any, share the same progressive geometry, feather-light construction, and torsionally stiff feel of the DPS Wailer 99 Pure3 Ski. Designed and built in the long shadow of Utah's Wasatch Range, the Wailer 99s feature DPS' award-winning Pure3 Carbon + Nano construction, which places pure pre-preg carbon fiber laminates above and below a light and powerful aspen wood core, making the skis ridiculously light and 30 percent more torsionally stiff than traditional sandwich constructed planks.

    Whether it's boot-top powder, recrystallized loud pow, wind buffed conditions, or a strictly groomer kind of day, the Wailer 99s will be your go-to boards thanks to their long, gradual rocker in the tip, camber underfoot, and a lightly rockered tail. The rockered tip makes for effortless turn initiation and a bit of buoyancy in soft snow, while the cambered mid section allows for long, arcing turns down groomers and wind-buffed faces once the skis are laid on edge. Since all-mountain schralping often carries with the inevitable rocky mountain love tap from rocks and sticks, the Wailer 99s features wide profile Rockwell 48 steel edges, as well as fast and hard World Cup race bases, so you won't blow up your boards with the first rock you make contact with.

    • Rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot
    • Pure3 Carbon + Nano sandwich construction
    • Aspen wood core
    • Pure pre-preg carbon fiber laminate
    • 99mm waist width
    • Paddle Tech sidecut
    • Item #DPK0008

    Tech Specs

    168 cm, 176 cm, 184 cm, 192 cm
    125 / 99 / 111 mm
    Turn Radius
    16-19 m
    Pure3 (sandwich)
    Rockwell C48 steel
    Claimed Weight
    [184cm] 7 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use

    Tech Specs

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    Ripping Minnesota hard pack

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

    Just got my first pair of DPS wailer 99 pure 3 and first night out on hard pack . These skies hold an edge like my GS race skis! They have incredible snap and smooth feel at high speed. Just can't believe they are 99 underfoot and this solid on hard pack. Love these skis...should have bought them last year!

    Ripping Minnesota hard pack

    DPS are the way to go!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These skis are the way to go! I work as a Backcountry / Ski Mountaineering guide in the Tetons. These are my favorite skis by far, because of three reasons 1) They hold up in the long run, so they're worth the investment. 2) They can ski in the bad conditions. Finding a powder ski is easy, finding a ski when conditions in are not ideal is hard. These skis charge!! 3) they are light. I need a light ski when i'm moving in the mountains.

    From skiing the Grand Teton to a few laps at the resort, these skis wont disappoint.

    DPS are the way to go!

    Pricing on carbon skis

      several companies now have carbon core elements and light weight skis are common throughout the touring and powder sector. 5-point designs have been popular since the S7's came out. I have not heard of any $600 performance upgrade for this ski compared to others. So my point: why the high price point? seems like publicity.

      There are a lot of reasons why these skis are worth the money. While some companies use "Carbon elements" these skis are a full carbon fiber construction. This means that DPS skis are as light as touring skis but still pack the same punch of a resort ski. Your also paying for the aspen wood core, which is expensive and inceaslngly rare in the industry, plus a sintered race grade base and thinker then industry standard edges make this ski fast and responsive. The shapers at DPS have been making the 5 point sidecut longer then a lot of other brands in the industry and it shows. The unique and subtle sidecut complements the profile of the ski nicely for unmatched hard pack and powder performance. Try a pair out and you will understand what all the buzz is about.

      The main reason why these skis are so pricey is because of the type of carbon fiber used in them. It's called impregnated carbon, it uses less glue (ie less weight) than the standard weave. You will find this kind of carbon in very high end carbon mt. bikes and windmill propellers. There's about $400 of this carbon in these skis, hence the hefty price tag.

      Best ride of your life

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These skis are my all time favorite ride. At 99 mm underfoot they are a perfect choice for all mountain performance. The early rise rockered tip is fantastic in soft snow and promotes tremendous float. The camber underfoot is great for when you find some harder snow, it helps you pop in and out of turns with great energy and rebound. With a slightly rockered tail they turn incredibly easy and tight through the trees.

      DPS is the brainchild of a successful engineer and a skier with no fear. They put $400 of impregnated carbon into this ski, and engineered it to perfection. With a world cup base you will be the fastest on the mountain and ensure your ski has a long life.

      I love riding these skis in bounds and am really excited to ski them in the backcountry. The lightweight construction is what makes these so special, DPS has created a ski that is very light, very stiff, and the most fun to ride. This ski is top notch!

      Best ride of your life

      What a Ride!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've skied the Pure DPS skis a few times now and I was always trying to find out what made them different, or put plainly, what makes them worth $1,299.00. I found it this time.

      So you get all the stiffness you would in a heavier ski but, all the quickness you would expect in a ski that is not that stiff. These skis are very quick to get across the hill if necessary but, robust enough to really handle long radius turns through bumps and crud.

      My favorite thing about them is the precision on edges. I usually try to make a complete stop on various spots on a mogul. Most skis will skip a bit and I cant hit my mark exactly. With these I was able to stop and lay down the edge at faster speeds and stop just where I expected, this was amazing.

      For a 184 cm length I thought they skied short. Again I felt like they were so much quicker than other skis I tried out that were heavier and within the same length.

      Because they are so well made you also don't get any chatter in this ski. Very quiet yet reactive ride.

      Let me know if you have any questions like:

      What bindings would go well with this ski?
      What length should I get?
      Can I use this out of bounds?

      Please don't hesitate to contact me directly via email or my direct line.

      I mean chatter or tip flap at speed. 5 years ago there were light skis but, they chattered at speed and had a lot of deflection when on edge. So you ended up with this somewhat chattery ride on harder snow, or you would feel the tip flap at higher speeds through the chop (think a powder day at 3pm at a crowded resort). With skis like this you dont get nearly as much of that performance deficiency compared to some other skis out there.

      If that does not clear it up feel free to email me directly or call 801-736-6398 to talk about it a bit more.

      One ski quiver

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I skied the Wailer 99 pure 3 last year almost every day in Utah. Completely agree with what Nick had to say.. The W99 Pure does it all in this day of inconsistent snowfall, side country access and growing competition for favorite powder stashes. The 99mm waist and sidecut give you plenty of edge on the hardpack, while the Rocker makes the 99 float like a much wider ski. The wood core construction and dampening gave me plenty stability at speed and the carbon fiber construction had plenty of grip when it got firm. The biggest surprise is when you pick them up for that boot pack... they are lighter than even some of my friends 'backcountry' set ups!

      If you are looking for that one ski that can do it all; groomers, all mtn and side country, you can't beat the Wailer 99.

      Touring + All mountain + POW = Fun

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Wailer 99 is unique to say the least. The shape and construction of this model is what makes it really stand out. Under your feet the ski has a nice camber line that makes turning feel sharp and precise. So when you’re trying to dig your edges into that double black diamond slope you don't need to worry about slipping. The progressive rocker in the tip makes this ski really good at popping up on top of the powder and planing over soft snow instead of swimming through it. What’s the pure3 you ask? It's awesome, and it refers to the inner construction of the ski. The aspen core paired with carbon fiber make the ski lively and responsive. The skis feel light from turn to turn and maneuvers through crud/bumps quite well. What really draws me to this ski is that it has the quick edge to edge feeling of a more front side specific ski but it still ski's basically all conditions like a champ.