If you're searching for the best big mountain skis in the world, you'd do well to start with the DPS Wailer family. Where the svelte Wailer 99 outperforms the rest of the family in bumps and trees, and the Wailer 112 is unbeatable in untracked snow and open bowls, the Wailer 106 is perhaps the best daily driver of the bunch. For Western mountains, the 106mm-wide footprint is just about ideal: fat enough to float in the deep, and quick enough edge-to-edge to slay groomers. The patented Paddle Tech tapered sidecut maxes out the versatility for true all-mountain shredders. It progresses through turns with quickness and precision, and carves with the best of them. For a quiver-of-one ski meant to handle anything, no matter the terrain or conditions, the Wailer 106 is the connoisseur's choice.
Alchemist is the next step in the evolution of DPS's groundbreaking Pure3 carbon skis and the finest example of their relentless pursuit of innovation. The Alchemist construction uses vibration-tuned aerospace carbon and premium Aspen wood cores for a smoother ride and more progressive flex, without compromising the power and precision skiers have come to expect from DPS carbon skis. The end result is the ultimate piece of lightweight versatility.
Core: Aspen wood with pure prepreg carbon fiber
Proprietary dampening additives
Textured polyamide topsheet
Full UHMW sidewalls
Wide profile Rockwell 48 steel edges
Fastest and hardest World Cup race bases
Paddle Tech tapered sidecut