Tinker tailor Wailer.
The original Wailer Ski is undoubtedly DPS' most recognizable ski, and with good reason: it simply wails on whatever terrain you take it down. So why would DPS tinker with such a classic? Maybe because they're never satisfied with the end result, that nothing is perfect, and that everything can be better. Queue in the DPS Wailer F112 Foundation Ski, a brand-new freeride ski built to handle any terrain from powdery big mountains to resort piste.
With a 112mm waist width, the Wailer lives up to DPS' deep powder heritage; however, its longer fore-body and newer flex pattern ensures optimal performance on piste and crud. The rockered tip and tail navigate through the deep stuff with ease, while camber underfoot assures edge control when the terrain turns icy. The ski's new Foundation construction combines a unidirectional carbon laminate with triaxial fiberglass for a balance between flexibility and powerful stiffness. A blend of poppy poplar and sturdy bamboo gives the core a solid, distinct, and powerful drive. The high graphite World Cup race base assures a speedy ride, and the top sheet prevents snow build up from weighing you down.
- Versatile for big mountains, powder, and resort piste
- 112mm waist width assures flotation in deep powder
- Rockered tip and tail navigates powder with ease
- Camber underfoot ensures edge control on mixed snow
- Blended core with poppy poplar and responsive bamboo
- Foundation construction with extensive Chassis R+D
- Item #DPK000J
- Q & A
VERY VERY Well Done but..
112 Foundation (184cm) is my second DPS pair after Wailer 99 and it has all the features of 99 and more! Before buying these i demoed 112 RP2 in Pure3 (184cm) for two days but those were not what i was looking for. Dont compare the two. Foundation and Pure3 are completely different skies even though geometry is practically the same. The midline mount point compared to demo pair of pure3s i tested is more like +4 so with these i decided to stick on the line. Ski tech also was baffled by how much different this ski was. I was not disappointed however. It charges, it eats chop crud and whatever you throw at it. Dont be fooled though, these are unlikely to replace a pair of carvers if you crave that sort of action. I found them to be quite bouncy and choppy on ice so for hard days i would definitely opt for wailer 99s over these or recommend a heavier binding(i use kingpin13s). Yet these are much more stable in all conditions and even more playful than pure3 in deep pow, and this also would be a grudge if you like big fall lines, these want to be twisting and turning constantly. Overall i'm very satisfied with a float and overall performance but for hard days i definitely will keep something skinnier. 8/10
These skis handle so well! Great for all around on the mountain! So responsive and fun. Float great on that fresh pow!