Wailer 106

DPS Wailer 106

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 106
Category
Freeride
Weight
1910 gr
Waist
107 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
4
4
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer 106:

7 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
DPS has launched many Wailer models up through the years. They have now made three versions of every model, each one with a different core. A stands for Alchemist and is more expensive than F (Foundation) and heavier than T (Tour). Wailer A106 is a typical DPS ski, with a lot of sidecut in the back. It also has a relatively high camber.

On snow:
DPS Wailer A106 is quick and easy to maneuver, and provides a somewhat different skiing experience. The test team describes it as crisp and resilient. It floats well, but can be a little difficult to control on tracked snow. This might have something to do with the massive sidecut in the back ski combined with the stiff tail. DPS Wailer 106 suits those who want a ski that is easy to maneuver on groomed trails without having to push it too hard, and a ski that floats well off-piste.


Wailer 106

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64444
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 106
Produced
USA
Available lengths
168, 178, 189
Contact length
121 cm
Rocker tail
25 cm
Rocker nose
39 cm
Side cut
126 cm
Taper tail
28 cm
Taper tip
31 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
9 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
127 mm
Min waist width
107 mm
Max nose width
141 mm
Side cut radius
17 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2152 cm2
Weight
1910 gr
Relative weight
0.89 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
30 mm
Hight nose tip
58 mm
Angle tail tip
25°
Angle nose tip
24°
Height of camber
6 mm

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.