Wailer Pure 106

DPS Wailer Pure 106

Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer Pure 106
Category
Freeride
Weight
1810 gr
Waist
107 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

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

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
5 / 10
Technical info:
Geometrically it is similar to its brother, Foundation. However, the camber is lower and the rocker is longer. There is also more sidecut in the back and the setback is a little shorter. The use of carbon on the Pure 106 makes the ski lighter – and a lot more expensive.

On snow:
The lightest ski in the test is easy to turn with, just like its brother. But if you compare the two models, this is considerably less stable at speed. The sidecut is also fairly abrupt. And it gets harder to maneuver on chopped and tracked snow. Considering the light weight, this is an all-in-one ski for those who also want to go ski touring. It might be best suited for the experienced riders, or the ones who prefer taking it easy and turning at their own pace.


Wailer Pure 106

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64434
Brand
DPS
Model
Wailer Pure 106
Produced
USA
Available lengths
168,178,191
Contact length
185 cm
Rocker tail
28 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
129 cm
Taper tail
27 cm
Taper tip
29 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
128 mm
Min waist width
107 mm
Max nose width
141 mm
Side cut radius
16.90 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2150 cm2
Weight
1810 gr
Relative weight
0.84 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
30 mm
Hight nose tip
49 mm
Angle tail tip
21°
Angle nose tip
27°
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.