Wailer A112

DPS Wailer A112

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer A112
Category
Freeride
Weight
2050 gr
Waist
112 mm
Tested length
190 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
4
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer A112:

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
DPS applies the same mold to make skis with different constructions and weight. A 112 (A stands for Alchemist) is considerably heavier than Tour 112, but lighter and more expensive than Foundation 112. It stands out in this test with a solid sidecut (15mR sidecut radius). This is fairly typical for DPS. The medium soft flex and somewhat softer front ski is also a trademark of this brand. It is one of the lightest models in the test, considering the surface area.

On snow:
Skis are becoming more and more alike. DPS is associated with light skis and Blizzard with powerful sandwich skis. However, both brands are now producing models in the same weight class. However, DPS still stands out due to the short sidecut radius. Wailer 112 is a very good on-piste ski. As one rider precisely pointed out: “It´s a cruiser for the advanced riders”. It handles the transition from carved turns to skidding well, and performs well in tracked snow. A very good choice if you like medium large, soft turns on all parts of the mountain.


Wailer A112

Technical data:

Measured length
190 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55444
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer A112
Produced
USA
Available lengths
169, 178, 184
Contact length
111 cm
Rocker tail
35 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
105 cm
Taper tail
40 cm
Taper tip
45 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
128 mm
Min waist width
112 mm
Max nose width
142 mm
Side cut radius
15 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2267 cm2
Weight
2050 gr
Relative weight
0.9 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
42 mm
Hight nose tip
82 mm
Angle tail tip
26°
Angle nose tip
25°
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.