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  • DPS Skis - Wailer 112 Foundation Ski - Base
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DPS Skis Wailer 112 Foundation Ski

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$639.20 $799.00

Item #DPK000J


Tech Specs

168cm, 178cm, 184cm, 190cm
144 / 112 / 131mm
Turn Radius:
[184cm] 15m
rocker tip & tail, camber underfoot
poplar and bamboo
World Cup Race (high graphite)
Claimed Weight:
[pair, 184cm] 9lb 9oz
Recommended Use:
freeride, powder

Tinker tailor Wailer.

The original Wailer Ski is undoubtedly DPS' most recognizable ski, and with good reason: it simply wails on whatever terrain you take it down. So why would DPS tinker with such a classic? Maybe because they're never satisfied with the end result, that nothing is perfect, and that everything can be better. Queue in the DPS Wailer F112 Foundation Ski, a brand-new freeride ski built to handle any terrain from powdery big mountains to resort piste.

With a 112mm waist width, the Wailer lives up to DPS' deep powder heritage; however, its longer fore-body and newer flex pattern ensures optimal performance on piste and crud. The rockered tip and tail navigate through the deep stuff with ease, while camber underfoot assures edge control when the terrain turns icy. The ski's new Foundation construction combines a unidirectional carbon laminate with triaxial fiberglass for a balance between flexibility and powerful stiffness. A blend of poppy poplar and sturdy bamboo gives the core a solid, distinct, and powerful drive. The high graphite World Cup race base assures a speedy ride, and the top sheet prevents snow build up from weighing you down.

  • Versatile for big mountains, powder, and resort piste
  • 112mm waist width assures flotation in deep powder
  • Rockered tip and tail navigates powder with ease
  • Camber underfoot ensures edge control on mixed snow
  • Blended core with poppy poplar and responsive bamboo
  • Foundation construction with extensive Chassis R+D
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

"I have no complaints about this ski! A perfect all around ski, I float perfectly on powder and can lean hard into my turns on hard pack days. Not to mention, these things are light! I love that the Wailer 112 foundations are a ski that I can take on the mountain any day of the season. Greatly looking forward to spending a lot of time on these skis"


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

DPS has always been a top of the line ski - creating powerful, damp and responsive skis that work well in a variety of conditions. I have always been a fan of their skis, especially this foundation 112. This ski fits into a pleasant niche in the DPS line. The focus on this ski is playful, Responsive, and fun in deep powder, while still being easy to ski in unfavorable conditions. Overall, I love this ski and the surfy feel it gives in powder. This ski is great for someone looking to have fun in the air as well as those who are just getting into skiing and need a ski that is easy to drive. If you are looking to snag a ski setup please feel free to reach out. I will personally guide you through available options and answer any questions. My contact info is above!

How much do these skis weigh?

Hi Jonathan, The 178cm length weighs 1980 grams. If you have any other questions, please reach out to me directly and I'll get you taken care of. - Matthew Pizza - Customer Account Manager

VERY VERY Well Done but..

    112 Foundation (184cm) is my second DPS pair after Wailer 99 and it has all the features of 99 and more! Before buying these i demoed 112 RP2 in Pure3 (184cm) for two days but those were not what i was looking for. Dont compare the two. Foundation and Pure3 are completely different skies even though geometry is practically the same. The midline mount point compared to demo pair of pure3s i tested is more like +4 so with these i decided to stick on the line. Ski tech also was baffled by how much different this ski was. I was not disappointed however. It charges, it eats chop crud and whatever you throw at it. Dont be fooled though, these are unlikely to replace a pair of carvers if you crave that sort of action. I found them to be quite bouncy and choppy on ice so for hard days i would definitely opt for wailer 99s over these or recommend a heavier binding(i use kingpin13s). Yet these are much more stable in all conditions and even more playful than pure3 in deep pow, and this also would be a grudge if you like big fall lines, these want to be twisting and turning constantly. Overall i'm very satisfied with a float and overall performance but for hard days i definitely will keep something skinnier. 8/10


      These skis handle so well! Great for all around on the mountain! So responsive and fun. Float great on that fresh pow!

      Recommended Sizing Guide

      Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.

      Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
       Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-Mountain Carve
      Pro 180 - 200cm 180 - 190cm 180 - 190cm 175 - 185cm 175 - 185cm
      Expert 170 - 180cm 175 - 185cm 170 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 170 - 185cm
      Intermediate 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 175cm
      Entry Level N/A N/A 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm


      Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.

      Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.

      Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.

      Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.


      Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.

      Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.

      All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.

      Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.

      All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.