DPS isn't selling out.
Although the Wailer F99 Foundation Ski is considered an all-mountain rider, it still lives up to the DPS' deep powder heritage. With a waist width of 99mm, this Wailer still handles those few-and-far-between powder days, but it's still a fun ride on those average ski days spent on or off piste. Its rockered tip and tail navigate through the heavy stuff with ease, and camber underfoot ensures excellent edge control when you're carving down corduroy.
Unique to this Wailer Ski is DPS' new Foundation construction, which employs the finest ingredients in order to perform on any terrain with ease. The core blends poppy poplar with shock-absorbing bamboo, and there are stiff carbon and flexible fiberglass inserts that work together to diversify your performance on any terrain. The high graphite World Cup race base ensures a speedy ride, while the textured top sheet prevents snow from building up and weighing you down.
- A daily driver that handles everything from powder to hardpack
- 99mm waist width tackles all types of terrain and conditions
- Rockered tip and tail navigate powder with ease
- Camber carves groomers and hardpack
- Core blends poppy poplar wood with shock-absorbent bamboo
- Foundation construction combines carbon and flexible fiberglass
- Q & A
Second DPS ski in the quiver.
5'8" 140lbs. I lusted for a new frontside tool for hardpack in addition to my Wailer 112 Pure3 set up for touring and soft resort conditions and wanted to stick with the DPS since I'm so impressed with my 112's. I decided on the Wailer F99 after a demo session with several of the Foundation Cassiar frontside line in addition to the Wailer. I went with the 176 over the 168, their a bit more demanding but the rewards are justified as it just rails on the hardpack/groomer and mows down the crud, the tails dig in nicely on hard bumps...just be warned this is a, fast demanding ski in the 176 over the 168 for my size. I know it will make me a better skier. The sweet spot for me with both skis were +1 of midsole. The only downside for me in the 176...it's a handful in trees, but I stay out of the trees in hard conditions.
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.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-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|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
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.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
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.