DPS Wailer 112RP Pure SE Skis

Oct 4, 2011
Outside Magazine
DPS Wailer 112RP Pure SE ski

DPS Wailer 112RP Pure SE ski    Photo: Courtesy of DPS Skis

THE SELL: A carbon-fiber, wood-core ski that’s more reactive, lighter, and more durable than a traditional fiberglass-metal, wood-core ski. THE TEST: DPS makes some lofty claims about the Pure SE, but testers were smitten. The fully tip- and tail-rockered ski floated through everything, while its traditional camber underfoot laid down a reliable edge on hardpack. Its bulbous nose surfed over chop, and true to DPS’s claims, it was one of the most energetic skis we tested. Also available in a cheaper (and heavier) carbon-fiberglass layup, the Wailer 112RP Hybrid ($799). THE VERDICT: Pricey, but tons of fun. 141/112/127, 6.5 lbs


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