The driver of the driven. Absolutely love this ski as it just wants to GO! DPS definitely created the motor of their ski line with the 106. The tight radius (18m) and alchemist layup make this a quick and maneuverable ski coupled with a low swing weight. It wants to charge and is the type of ski you need to push to see the benefit.
This is a jack of all trades stick for sure, good at alot, but doesnt excel in any one category. If i had to categorize the 106, i would say a variable / chop snow stick. She floats, but definitely not as well as other models of the Wailer line. This is definitely the happy medium in the wailer line.
Oh and the alchemist layup makes it a pleasure to tour with! Really pleased with this one being in my line up!