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  • DPS Skis - Wailer F106 Foundation Ski - One Color

DPS Skis Wailer F106 Foundation Ski

$800.00

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    3 Reviews

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    Updated to wail on more terrain.

    If there was any problem with the original Wailer, it was that the ski would only really wail when conditions were soft; otherwise, it sort of felt like the terrain would wail on you instead of vice versa. DPS upgraded the Wailer F106 Foundation Ski to wail on any terrain in just about any condition. Its 106mm waist width, rockered tip, and slightly rockered tail certainly thrive in fresh powder, but camber underfoot ensures edge control on those less-than-powdery days.

    Unique to this Wailer Ski is DPS' new Foundation construction, which employs the finest ingredients in order to perform on any terrain with ease. The core blends poppy poplar with shock-absorbing bamboo, and there are stiff carbon and flexible fiberglass inserts that work together to diversify your performance on any terrain. The high graphite World Cup race base ensures a speedy right, while the textured top sheet prevents snow from building up and weighing you down.

    • An all-mountain ski with an appetite for creative lines
    • 106mm waist width floats powder and carves hardpack
    • Rockered tip and tail navigate deep stuff with ease
    • Camber underfoot provides reliable edge control
    • Blended bamboo poplar wood core is poppy and shock-resistant
    • Foundation construction with stiff carbon and flexible fiberglass
    • Durable UHMW sidewalls increase durability and stability
    • DPS crafts innovative skis in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains
    • Item #DPK000K

    Tech Specs

    Length
    168 cm, 178 cm, 185 cm, 191 cm
    Dimensions
    142 / 106 / 125 mm
    Turn Radius
    [185cm] 18 m
    Profile
    rockered tip & tail, camber underfoot
    Construction
    Foundation
    Core
    poplar and bamboo, unidirectional carbon, triaxial fiberglass
    Edge
    UHMW sidewalls
    Base
    World Cup Race (high graphite)
    Recommended Use
    big mountain freeride, all-mountain

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought these for the husband, who says: "Got these as my every day resort ski and I was blown away with how great these are. They're great for laying down nice big arcs on groomers and they power through the crud and chop once the fresh powder stashes are tracked out. They handle powder pretty well but if it was above ankle high I would probably break out something a bit wider. Definitely the best skis I've ever ridden and are a perfect one ski quiver."

    Awesome ski

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The foundation construction is more damp and stable on hard snow than the pure3 and tour1 constructions, making this ski a great resort ski. Versatile 106 waist is great for all but the deepest days. My daily driver for ski patrol on Mt Hood.

    DPS Quality, Priced for the Masses

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

    Drake Powder Skis (DPS) has garnered quite the cult following over the last recent years. The unmistakeable yellow of the Wailer 112 has been known to grace the softer conditions and backcountry areas though the price made it feel unattainable due to the wonderful but expensive carbon layup. DPS noticed how popular their skis had become and decided to help rachet down the cost while keeping the quality but adding fiberglass, bamboo and poplar to the mix and man, does it work.
    The Wailer 108 Foundation was just way more brainless than I expected it to be. You keep yourself a bit ahead of the skis and use a bit of a style where you drive them smoothly and you are rewarded with a pair of skis that will do most anything you tell them to. Any turn radius, speed or conditions, outside of super uneven hard chop, becomes easier than ever.
    Does it float as well as its wider bretheren? Of course not, but it floats more than well for a mid-100 waist daily driver. The only other downside is that the strongest skiers or skiers with abrupt movements in ultra firm conditions will not unlock the full potential.
    The Wailer 108 Foundation is a great every day driver for any intermediate to advanced semi-finesse skier who gets into more versatile softer conditions.