Lengths (cm): 168, 178 & 185cm
Sidecut (mm): 133 / 106 / 122 (178cm)
Radius: 18m (178cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1440g (178cm)
Why we chose the DPS Wailer 106 Tour 1: Astonishingly lightweight pair of planks.
You know that when a company has been born from one of the creators of the Volant Spatula – the first ski to incorporate reverse side cut and revolutionise the way many people skied powder – then the company is going to create some mighty fine soft snow skis. This is certainly the case with DPS skis.
DPS (Drake Powderworks) started out modestly, but have always had a core following with their progressive designs. They’ve now become the go-to independent ski company, most known for creating some of the finest powder shapes on the planet and one of the first to make use of carbon fibre technology in an effort to keep weight low and stiffness high.
“They’ve now become the go-to independent ski company, most known for creating some of the finest powder shapes on the planet”
To this day, DPS have followed their roots with an emphasis on powder performance skis. They are, however, slowly adding more and more versatile skis that are suited towards skiing the whole mountain in a range of snow conditions.
The Wailer series from DPS represents exactly this, with the current lineup of Wailers ranging from 99 mm – 112 mm underfoot; all including a unique blend of rocker, camber and tip-tail designs that make them great all-mountain performers.
At 106 mm underfoot, the Wailer 106 Tour1 sit in the middle of the Wailer range. This is a width that has fast become the go-to width for all-mountain performance.