Wailer 99 Tour 1

DPS Wailer 99 Tour 1

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 99 Tour 1
Category
Touring
Weight
1400 gr
Waist
99 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
3
4
3
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer 99 Tour 1:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
6 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Up:
9 / 10
Technical info:
American DPS´ ski touring version of Wailer 99 has the same characteristic look as other models from the same brand: A lot of sidecut and low specific weight, combined with pronounced rocker and abrupt transition from sidecut to taper. The flex is relative soft throughout the whole ski, and the specific weight of 0.72 is impressive. This is a very light ski. A lot of rocker in the back, which is unusual for this category, and the mounting is behind the middle.

On snow:
The low weight combined with this much sidecut and rocker is probably the reason why many of our riders experienced Wailer 99 as shaky on uneven snow at high speed. But it performs very well on most other types of snow. It ties the arcs neatly and floats well in soft snow. It is playful and very easy to turn, especially considering the length. DPS Wailer 99 is a very good choice if you prefer ski touring in soft snow and playful skiing at low speed in stead of charging down steep mountain sides. Our bet is that this is a perfect ski for powder


Wailer 99 Tour 1

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 43433
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer 99 Tour 1
Produced
USA
Available lengths
168, 176
Contact length
103 cm
Rocker tail
35 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
104 cm
Taper tail
35 cm
Taper tip
45 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
113 mm
Min waist width
99 mm
Max nose width
127 mm
Side cut radius
16 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1950 cm2
Weight
1400 gr
Relative weight
0.72 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
34 mm
Hight nose tip
72 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
Angle nose tip
23°
Height of camber
4 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.