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Wailer 99
All Mountain / Mixed Snow
$799.00 - $1299.00

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The Wailer 99 is the Daily Driver, redefined. Based on the award-winning Wailer 112RP platform, the Wailer 99 exhibits comparable versatility in a narrower package. The Wailer 99 utilizes the Wailer 112's 3-D PaddleTech Geometry™—DPS’ original blend of rocker and variable sidecut. PaddleTech allows the skier to engage the Wailer 99's slightly cambered 18m underfoot turn radius while arcing g-loaded carves on hard snow. In soft or mixed snow, the skier draws on the gradually rockered paddle. The Wailer 99 gives you the best on-edge and off-edge performance, and the ability to get creative on the most versatile 100mm underfoot package ever designed. A women’s version is available in the Nina 99. 

Awards

Pure3 Construction

Sizes: 168cm / 176cm / 184cm / 192cm

Dimensions: 125/99/111

Turning Radius: 16-19m

Weight: 1600 grams per ski

Tip Rocker Length: 460 mm

Tail Rocker Length: 368 mm

Running Length: 1510 mm

Made in the U.S.A. at the DPS Factory Utah

 

Hybrid Construction

Sizes: 168cm / 176cm / 184cm / 192cm

Dimensions: 125/99/111

Turning Radius: 16-19m

Weight: 2070 grams per ski

Tip Rocker Length: 460 mm

Tail Rocker Length: 368 mm

Running Length: 1510 mm

Wailer 99 Review from Powder Magazine

Featuring a shovel-style tip, with 460mm of tip rocker, the Wailer 99 can cruise over crud. But its springy tail, with 368mm of rocker, makes it pop like the best park ski on the planet. I mounted them with a pair of Dynafit radicals, effectively crowning them the World Champion in the Lightest Possible Setup category. Sans bindings, it weighs 1640g, which means you could mount a freight truck to them and they'd still be a featherweight. The Pure3 Hybrid contruction of fiber-glass, carbon, and bamboo doesn't diminish its ability to rip no matter where you take it.” 

 Wailer 99 Reviews from Backcountry Magazine

“Returning this year wearing DPS’s new Pure3 pre-preg carbon construction (like what’s used to make aircraft), the Wailer 99 remains a smooth, confident, easy-skiing bc companion. With deceptively narrow dimensions, the 99 floats as well as much larger skis due to a heavily rockered tip and tail. Testers called them “humble overachievers,” and “do-it-all bc workhorses.” One said they are “a blast in the tightest trees,” and still “more confident than me at high speeds.” Another called them “a Cadillac ride in anything remotely soft” and “surprisingly capable and predictable on hard snow.” The only complaints? Some testers commented that the carbon skis felt “hollow,” or got pushed around in tough snow. Almost everyone commented on the price: “Wish I could afford them.”

“Surfy, effortless turns in any kind of soft snow.” “A hero maker in the powder.” 

 Wailer 99 Reviews from Freeskier Magazine

“A repeat Editor’s Pick, the wailer 99 is based on the DPS Wailer 112RP, which is also a pick this year. That’s a whole lot of award-winning action in play. Down to brass tacks: The Wailer 99 was celebrated by testers for its ability to rock all around the frontside. “Super quick edge to edge,” said one. “Light, agile and fun… Pop off those tails!” Subtle rocker with metal inserts in the tips and tails keeps you in control over crud, adding to this skis’s versatile nature. At just 99 mm underfoot, the one thing testers craved was a bit more stability when landing cliffs and airs. 

“I spent the majority of my season skiing DPS' Wailer 112RP Hybrids and found them to be an unbelievable resort and sidecountry powder ski that's remarkably versatile nearly everywhere else. When Jackson Hole's snow report calls for something other than fresh powder, however, I typically find myself reaching into my quiver for a different type of ski. DPS' Wailer 99 Pure compliments the 112s perfectly in this regard. 

Wailer 99 Review from Teton Gravity Research

The ski's pure carbon-fiber construction made the steep Mount Glory bootpack noticeably more enjoyable (they're 30 percent lighter than a comparable fiberglass skis) and they rode great in corn conditions. If paired with Dynafit bindings, I imagine they'd make a dream backcountry ski. Compared with the 112s, the 99s are 13mm skinnier underfoot and have about half as much tip rocker and third as much tail rocker. This makes them a more aggressive ski in variable all-mountain terrain, like the spring conditions I found myself in on Teton Pass. They also would do well in a wide variety of terrain found both on-and off-piste at Jackson Hole. I can't wait to get back on a pair this winter.” 

Wailer 99 Review from Blister Gear Review

“The first thing you notice when picking up the Pure Wailer 99s is how incredibly light they are. My first thoughts were that these would be incredibly quick and effortless, and a ton of fun in the air. But then I also began to wonder (and worry) about the 99s stability at speed, dampness in chop, edge hold on hardpack, and even the durability of such a light ski. I have found the 99 to deliver all of the quickness and ease of a super light ski, while still being stout enough to handle the demands of skiing any part of the mountain as fast and as hard as you can. 

The Wailer 99s are lightning quick from side to side, and jumping from one turn to the next in tight spots or in moguls is incredibly easy. The skis like to be ridden balanced or driven, and the firm tails of the 99 will let you know when you’re not in the ideal position for any sport: on your heals.

If you stay out of the backseat, these skis will deliver any sort of turn you wish, at pretty much any rate of speed. In fact, the “any sort of turn” is what I believe makes the 99s so fun. Whether I was banging down through the moguls, trees, rocks, and stumps of Fred’s Trees while cranking quick slalom style turns; laying railroad tracks down West Rustler; or smearing GS turns down Lone Pine, the skis simply delivered. And this was true on fresh powder as well as firm snow.

They are snappy and energetic in tight spots yet stable enough to let you push the speed limit on any run. While a lot of people interested in the Wailer 99 probably won’t spend their day sessioning jump lines, if you are into that sort of thing, you are going to love the 99. Swing weight is basically nonexistent, and it actually takes a little getting used to that feeling in the air. But once you do, doors will be opened. I can’t wait to get the 99s upside down.” 

 

DPS is rooted in design and engineering. We are after the perfect ski. That single-minded goal has meant a history rooted in revolutionary carbon constructions and shapes. We currently build the entire quiver of skis in 2 different constructions:

PURE3: Carbon+Nano

  1. Pure Prepreg Carbon Laminates and Nanotech Resins 
  2. A specially designed Aspen wood core that mates with the carbon build 
  3. The fastest and hardest Austrian World Cup race bases 
  4. Wide profile Rockwell 48 edges 
  5. the finest ISO Polyamide tops and burly UHMW sidewalls.

Hybrid: Fiberglass+Carbon+Bamboo

  1. Wetlayup Triax Glass with 30mm center Uni carbon stringer on both top and bottom laminates 
  2. Bamboo Core 
  3. The fastest and hardest Austrian World Cup race bases 
  4. Wide profile Rockwell 48 edges 
  5. ABS top with burly UHMW sidewalls


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