The DPS Wailer 112RP is the world’s most versatile ski. It combines the loose and early planing feel of a fully rockered ski with aggressive sidecut and slight camber underfoot. It's a one-ski quiver for surfing powder, laying trenches on groomers, and slaying crud. Maximum versatility is achieved through an 18m variable radius underfoot coupled with phenomenal torsional stiffness, and an even damper alpine feel resulting from our new Pure3 construction. The rockered tapered tip and tail enables the 112RP to get loose and be driven from the ball of the foot in deeper snow. A women’s version is available in the Yvette 112RP.
The Wailer is built with DPS' exclusive PURE3 carbon construction. To put it simply: carbon skis are the future. While 99.9% of the skis available on the market are built using fiberglass and/or metal (aluminum), the prepreg carbon and nano resins used in all DPS skis have twice the strength of fiberglass (3 times the strength of aluminum) while weighing half as much. Benefits of PURE3 construction include:
Power & ride: Carbon has 20% more torsional stiffness than a wood/fiberglass construction. That means power, stability, and amazing edge grip.
Durability: All DPS skis are using a sandwich construction with ultra-strong UHMW sidewalls, a poplar/x-wood core, wide 2 mm edges, and a thickened base profile that turns the inevitability of rock hits into less base welds.
Carbon is precisely flexed, doesn't warp, and retains nearly 100% of its flex for the life of the ski.
Seasons down the road, your skis will retain the same snap as your first day on them. A DPS ski becomes a great value and investment; they wont start dying after a month like a fiberglass/wood blend. You no longer have to buy a new pair every year just to revive that sweet first-day pop. Instead, you can focus on building your quiver.
Weight: Traditionally, light skis are under performers because ski builders remove the materials that endow the ski with its performance characteristics in order to shed weight. Its always been a compromise. With a carbon ski, you dont give up anything. The materials let the ski outperform even the burliest metal constructions, while weighing on average 30% less. This means that turn initiation is instantaneous and transitions are super fast. In powder, you float better and go faster while expending less energy. Skinning is easier and more fun. When jumping, you spin with skis that are not ounces, but pounds lighter.
Lotus PURE3 Specs: