Wailer 112RP

DPS Wailer 112RP

Women?s ski
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 112RP
Category
Freeride
Weight
1840 gr
Waist
112 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
6
5
5
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer 112RP:

6 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
4 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
DPS has included more and more sidecut on their skis lately. The Wailer 112 RP has a very short sidecut radius. This results in an extremely wide tip, despite a lot of tapering (without tapering it would have had a 172mm tip). The rocker starts in the same part as the tapering, which gives a explicit pressure point in the transition, and big directional changes in the carve zone (as illustrated). Just like other woman´s skis, they are stiff in the back and soft in the front. Big raise in the tail.

On snow:
It is good and stable at high speed and absorbs the surface well. But the skis are a little heavy in the turns, and you may feel a slight loss of control when you're on the edge. We in the test team agree that this is a thoroughbred powder ski. The DPS was simply too large for some of us. The Wailer 112 RP requires its woman!


Wailer 112RP

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 66553
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 112RP
Produced
USA
Available lengths
186, 178, 190
Contact length
105 cm
Rocker tail
34 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
101 cm
Taper tail
39 cm
Taper tip
44 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
7 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
14 cm
Max tail width
127.5 mm
Min waist width
112 mm
Max nose width
140.8 mm
Side cut radius
15.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13.3 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2184 cm2
Weight
1840 gr
Relative weight
0.84 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
59 mm
Hight nose tip
91 mm
Angle tail tip
31°
Angle nose tip
27°
Height of camber
2.5 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.