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.
The Tour1 construction is DPS's lightest build, precision engineered for world-beating backcountry performance. A blasa wood core is reinforced with the same aerospace carbon fiber found in their flagship Pure3 skis to shave as much weight as possible for long, fast ascents without compromising stability and grip on the downhill. Using premium materials and designed for maximum versatility, the Tour1 construction delivers a best-in-class ride for backcountry rippers--or resort skiers who favor an ultralight plank.
Core: Balsa wood with prepreg carbon fiber
Construction: Tour1 carbon/glass laminate
Full cap textured polyamide topsheet
Narrow profile Rockwell 48 edges
Fastest and hardest World Cup race bases
Weight: 1550g (184cm length)
Powder Magazine Skier's Choice 2016
Backcountry Gear Guide Selection 2016
Backpacker Magazine ISPO Award 2016
Ski Canada Selection 2016