It’s now okay to indulge. Many folks have been waiting for DPS to make a touring line to complement their awesome resort skis. Thank you DPS for obliging.
Slightly softer than the Pure3 line, the Wailer 99 Tour1s maintain a high degree of torsional stiffness and still ski like a dream. And now you don’t have to ride lifts or pay the price on the uphill. These are lightweight pow-shredders that do not disappoint on hard snow. With a nicely rockered tip, they soak up soft and variable conditions with aplomb.
Using balsa cores and a proprietary carbon laminates, the Tour1 skis perform incredibly well despite the amazing weight. The Wailer99 is a “Daily Driver” shape, which has great float, carve, and forgiveness. If you have no idea what conditions to expect, skiing these is a safe bet. If you do know what conditions to expect, skiing these is a safe bet. We expect a whole new class of DPS devotees.
- 3D PaddleTech Geometry is a blend of rocker and variable sidecut that’s easy to ski.
- Slight camber with 18m underfoot radius allows for arcing carves on ice or corn.
- Gradually rockered and tapered tip makes turning in soft or variable snow simple.
- Slightly rockered tail prevents hooking and allows for skidding or smearing.
- Prepreg carbon & fiberglass laminates add stiffness throughout the ski.
- Balsa wood core has great energy & rebound, while staying reasonably light.
- World Cup bases are a special hardened PTex that can take abuse and tunes.
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|Lengths (cm)||168, 176, 184|
|Weight (pair)||2410g 
|Skin Fix||Rounded tips & tails|
|Construction||Textured polyamide cap|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Hardened bases & edges|
Questions & Reviews
I am interested in your feedback on what length to buy
I am 5'8" and weigh 145 lbs
I am an expert skier but new to back country and touring
I ski Blizzard Bonafide 173" at the resort and K2 Mindbender 116 179" powder skis / heli
Should I get the 168" ski here?
Hope you all had a nice summer!!!
I was wondering if you could highlight some of similarities and differences between Movement Alp Tracks LT 100 and DPS Wailer 99 Tour1 Ski?
The edge hold on these is frightening and they kick in hard, which is great when you want it, and super quick when you forget about it. At first I thought i'd need to detune the tips as they felt a little catchy, and it was a bit of getting used to but after skiing them a bit I just needed to work out how they skied to stop going over the tips ........ all good now.
The uphill is bliss if you're coming from heavier stock. Be smart about your entire setup and you will get the rewards. I paired these with a pair of Plum 165 bindings and they are not too much ski for the binding. They turn sharply and maneuver where you want just fine.
More to come with a few more weekends of the southern season to go.
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