Wailer 105

DPS Wailer 105

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 105
Category
Freeride
Weight
1800 gr
Waist
105 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

7
5
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer 105:

7 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
DPS is known for making light skis. This is the only pure carbon fibre construction in the test, where the tree core is reinforced with carbon fibre instead of fiberglass. The Wailer has a stiff tail and a soft front ski, and the sidecut is long compared to the other models in the Wailer series. The camber is almost flat. The rocker distribution is asymmetrical; a little in the back and a lot in the front.

On snow:
Our test team agree that it is a quite predictable ski which works best on the groomed slopes. However, the test results differ. This may be due to the low weight combined with little rocker in the back ski, which make the skis vulnerable to different styles and varied surfaces. They might feel a little heavy as well. Good performance on the piste, although they fail to impress on the most icy slopes. An allrounder for those who prefer DPS´ light constructions.


Wailer 105

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 75544
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 105
Produced
USA
Available lengths
178,185
Contact length
122 cm
Rocker tail
15 cm
Rocker nose
48 cm
Side cut
132 cm
Taper tail
23 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
120 mm
Min waist width
105 mm
Max nose width
137 mm
Side cut radius
23.10 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
17 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2090 cm2
Weight
1800 gr
Relative weight
0.86 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
10 mm
Hight nose tip
58 mm
Angle tail tip
10°
Angle nose tip
29°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.