Wailer F 106
Test winner

DPS Wailer F 106

Women?s ski
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer F 106
Category
Freeride
Weight
1950 gr
Waist
106 mm
Tested length
178 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
5
3
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Wailer F 106:

9 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
DPS informs that Nina is identical to the women´s model Zelda, that comes in 158, 168 and 178 centimeter lengths. This is why we have included this ski in the test. Like many other DPS models it has a lot more sidecut towards the tips. Soft tips and a stiffer tail is also typical from DPS.

On snow:
A favourite among many test riders. An excellent allrounder – it floats and turns well and it is predictable on varied surfaces. It is also more responsive than the other DPS model in the test. If we have to pick on something it would have to be the stability at speed. A good choice if you are not into breaking the sound barrier – this year´s definite test winner.


Wailer F 106

Technical data:

Measured length
178 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65534
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer F 106
Produced
USA
Available lengths
185,191
Contact length
121 cm
Rocker tail
24 cm
Rocker nose
33 cm
Side cut
127 cm
Taper tail
22 cm
Taper tip
29 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
9 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
126 mm
Min waist width
106 mm
Max nose width
139 mm
Side cut radius
17.60 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2060 cm2
Weight
1950 gr
Relative weight
0.95 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
47 mm
Angle tail tip
21°
Angle nose tip
28°
Height of camber
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.