If ski magazines handed out actual trophies to the best-reviewed planks each season, the DPS Wailer 112 RP2 would have a garage full of statues. It's one of the most acclaimed big mountain skis in the world, and it earned that universal praise the hard way: by being consistently awesome. The Wailer 112 shines in all conditions: in untracked snow and spring hardpack, at reckless speeds as well as sensible ones, while shredding wide open bowls and while dancing through tight tree lines. The 112mm waist width, generous tip rocker, and Paddle Tech shape keep it floating in the deep, while a stout backbone provides power and grip. It's a beast, but one with a big sweet spot and a playful nature. If maximum versatility is what you're after, you won't do much better. I'm sure there's someone out there who doesn't love the DPS Wailer 112--but I've never met them. It's a true classic.
DPS is famous for innovation in pursuit of uncompromising performance, and their Pure3 construction blends aerospace carbon and nanotechnology to build some of the most advanced skis in the world. This exclusive design produces planks that are 30% lighter, but also more powerful, more durable, and torsionally stiffer. Precision engineering combined with premium materials, DPS's Pure3 construction remains unmatched on the mountain.
Core: Aspen wood with pure prepreg carbon fiber
Textured polyamide topsheet
Full UHMW sidewalls
Wide profile Rockwell 48 steel edges
Fastest and hardest World Cup race bases
Paddle Tech tapered sidecut
Weight: 1830g (184cm length)
Powder Magazine Skier's Choice 2016
Backcountry Magazine Editor's Choice 2014
Freeskier Magazine Editor's Pick 2014
Skiing Magazine Tester's Choice 2013
This ski has minor scrapes and scratches from the factory. Performance is 100%.