The DPS Wailer family offers what many believe are the best big mountain skis in the world. Where the skinny-ish Wailer 99 outperforms the rest of the family in bumps and trees, and the Wailer 112 shines the brightest 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. If forced to choose one ski to ride for the rest of your days, regardless of terrain or conditions, you will have a really hard time finding a better option than the Wailer 106.
The Foundation series is DPS's reinvention of the traditional wood core ski, focused on premium materials and precision engineering. A bamboo and poplar backbone is reinforced with carbon to deliver a damp and powerful ride. Under the hood, Chassis DNA shared by all Foundation models carefully blends flex and sidecut from tip to tail for a consistent feel and smooth, effortless turns.
Though new and unmounted, this ski arrived from the DPS factory with minor superficial blemishes on the topsheet. This imperfection will not impact peformance.