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42cm 12cm 36.5cm 126.7mm 99.3mm 112.2mm 18.7mR 24° 71mm 33mm 20° 35cm 184cm 112cm 37cm

DPS Wailer 99

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 99
Category
Touring
Weight
1650 gr
Waist
99.3 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
4
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer 99:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
The enthusiasts at DPS have been on the market for a few years now. Their skis are characterized by bold geometry and low weight, with a focus on powder. Wailer 99 is the narrowest and perhaps the most ordinary ski we have tested from DPS, but it also has a long rocker tip. At the same time both radius and sidecut are short, the latter thanks to taper in front and at the back. The bindings are mounted behind the sidecut, so the skis will in theory under-steer. The weight is among the very lowest in the test.

On snow:
If you think of DPS as uncompromising passion for powder, Wailer 99 is some distance off the mark. It turns well in powder, but we notice that the waist is too narrow and that the radius is too short to provide for good float. In return, it functions perfectly well on harder snow. It feels playful and fun to ski, at the same time as it does not like to be pushed too hard. If you have the money, this is a distinctive and versatile touring ski.


 Wailer 99

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 34544
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 99
Produced
USA
Available lengths
168, 176, 192
Contact length
112 cm
Rocker tail
35 cm
Rocker nose
37 cm
Side cut
105.5 cm
Taper tail
36.5 cm
Taper tip
42 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
112.2 mm
Min waist width
99.3 mm
Max nose width
126.7 mm
Side cut radius
18.7 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14.5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1943 cm2
Weight
1650 gr
Relative weight
0.85 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
33 mm
Hight nose tip
71 mm
Angle tail tip
20°
Angle nose tip
24°
Height of camber
2 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.