Take me to the Pinnacle
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you have not deduced from other reviews, these are amazing skis. The Wailer 99's offer the perfect width for long days in the backcountry and ski mountaineering. Do you want to climb the furthest peak and ski the untouched bowl that lies beyond? Also, if you are lighter weight skier, do a lot of spring touring, or ski in a place that does not get a ton of snow then look no further than the Wailer 99. After skiing the 99, 106 and 112, I decided on the 112's as my go-to touring ski for the Wasatch out here in Utah. I am 190 lbs. and we are lucky enough to get a lot of powder so I wanted the extra float. Then I ruined my skis by mounting them with 22 Designs Outlaw Tele Bindings! Haha. But don't judge me....I get face shots easier than most. What really surprised me was how well these skis performed on hardpack and variable conditions. The prepreg carbon-fiber laminate is the difference maker and gives the skis a consistent dampening throughout so you don't get the chatter you typically would from a ski with fiberglass in its make-up. That being said, if you can swallow the higher price point and are looking for an on-piste ski then I think the Wailer Alchemist Series are worth the extra investment as a one ski quiver.
Enjoy my hero video from Powder Mountain on 12/25/16. This is what happens when it snows so much you end up traveling through the White Tunnel until the lifts stop runnin.'
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Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead
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Nice tele turns Kyle. Did you mount your Outlaws boot center on the ski? Did you buy the Wailer 99 or the Wailer 112? Sounds like after you skied the three different Wailers you bought the 112s. I have the same ski, 184 cm Wailer 112 Pure 3 mounted with Freedoms at +1 .