DPS Wailer 105 Hybrid (2011)

DPS is known for high-tech powder skis, and the brand’s models are offered in two constructions: Pure, which incorporates carbon layers and a light, strong poplar core, and Hybrid, which uses fiberglass, carbon, and a bamboo core. We tested the Wailer 105 Hybrid, a soft-snow all-mountain ski that’s less expensive and slightly heavier than the Pure. It shines in powder and choppy snow—the rockered tip surfs over anything. Edge grip is decent, but the ski’s not meant for groomers. An ideal soft-snow touring ski.
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DPS is known for high-tech powder skis, and the brand’s models are offered in two constructions: Pure, which incorporates carbon layers and a light, strong poplar core, and Hybrid, which uses fiberglass, carbon, and a bamboo core. We tested the Wailer 105 Hybrid, a soft-snow all-mountain ski that’s less expensive and slightly heavier than the Pure. It shines in powder and choppy snow—the rockered tip surfs over anything. Edge grip is decent, but the ski’s not meant for groomers. An ideal soft-snow touring ski.
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Rating: / 5
Price: $899.00
Year: 2011
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131/105/119
Lengths: 178, 188

Stability at speed: 2.58 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.88 / 5
Crud performance: 2.54 / 5
Flotation: 3.89 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.50 / 5