Wailer Foundation 106

DPS Wailer Foundation 106

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer Foundation 106
Category
Freeride
Weight
2090 gr
Waist
106 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

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

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
"Foundation is DPS´s new budget-friendly series. Budget actually means standard price when we are talking about DPS. The Wailer 106 skis are supposed to be very similar – but, in addition to weight, there are some differences. The tail is stiff, like almost all DPS models. There is also a lot of sidecut towards the tip, and the sidecut radius is longer than many of the powder skis from the same brand."

On snow:
DPS has been building up a reputation for making expensive light skis with a clear design. The Foundation series is an attempt at making more affordable skis at the same time as keeping many of the same features. Foundation is heavier than its carbon brother, and this makes it a lot more stable and predictable. At the same time it doesn´t invite to play or to go faster, and it can get a little boring. So we are left with a predictable ski that is fairly easy to turn. It suits those who are looking for their first pair of skis with a waist above


Wailer Foundation 106

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64534
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer Foundation 106
Produced
USA
Available lengths
168,178,191
Contact length
127 cm
Rocker tail
22 cm
Rocker nose
36 cm
Side cut
135 cm
Taper tail
22 cm
Taper tip
28 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
14 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
128 mm
Min waist width
106 mm
Max nose width
141 mm
Side cut radius
17.40 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2150 cm2
Weight
2090 gr
Relative weight
0.97 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
52 mm
Angle tail tip
20°
Angle nose tip
27°
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.