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 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.
Core: Bi-phase bamboo and poplar wood
Full UHMW sidewalls
High graphite World Cup race bases
Durable textured polyamide topsheet