Stellar synergies occur when Pure3 carbon construction is mated with a legendary ski shape. The Wailer 112RP2’s legacy has dominated magazine tests and is known as the shape that truly makes people ski better. It has the versatility for complete control and g-force generation on hard pack, while cradling the rider into the world of powder planing performance. The 112RP2 consistently and playfully delivers ultimate powder versatility and ease of use in varying conditions.
141/112/128 | Radius: 15-18m
168cm, 178cm, 184cm, 190cm
Pure3 @184cm: 1830g
Posted on 2/12/16
You spoke to me last Monday… and advised me to go with the Wailer 112.
I had to settle for what was left (a 178), but I wanted to tell you that your advice was great and the ski is nothing short of amazing. Perfect for my need in a dedicated AT setup.
I have spent many days on some of the most progressive skis made… (including these contraptions http://www.garywayneskis.com/HOME.html)
The pure carbon is the game changer. It was dust on crust, and I was shocked at how I could hold an edge on such a short effective edge area.
My big mountain/AK Skis are going on Craigslist this week… to make room for some Lotus's.
Posted on 2/12/16
Finally got to test out my skis. 112RP Pure was fantastic in fresh and really railed on groomers, i was shocked. I find the guardian bindings much better than dukes aswell, so the whole combo worked perfectly for touring. Then the 99RP Hybrids are more of my resort ride and they are just a great ski in pretty much anything. My ski bag now looks like a mini DPS demo!
Anyway thanks for the help in selecting! i could not be happier with them.
Posted on 2/12/16
I wanted to write to thank the DPS crew for their fantastic customer service. On my recent order, not only did it arrive in Australia very quickly, you also included a free koala bag and a sticker pack. This is just fantastic, unexpected and greatly appreciated. I couldn't be happier with what I ordered, and with all of the other things I have ordered over time.
I now have a complete DPS quiver of skis with a hybrid 112RP and hybrid Cassiar 80s. It is fair to say I have become a brand advocate wherever I go (I was recently at Sun Peaks in BC, and the 112RP were getting a lot of attention and comments). In particular, for Australian conditions the Cassiar hybrid is a perfect ski – I think they are the best thing I have ever skied on for type of snow and terrain we have at Thredbo. I hope you do the new Cassiar 85 in hybrid as well as pure as I think that ski would be an absolute winner for Australian conditions.
For this season, as much as I love the 112RP, I will consider moving them on and going to a 112RPC pure in 186 length. I am looking forward to reading some reviews on them.
Thanks again from a very happy customer.
Posted on 2/12/16
I just thought I would shoot you a quick email about a personal experience I had with some Wailers this weekend. I'll give it to you in the long-winded story form just so you get the whole effect. (you're welcome :) )
I recently was at my local ski shop (Allspeed in Portland, Maine) which sells, among other skis, your line. While chatting with the sales guy, we got on the topic of the Wailer 112.
He said they didn't have any available to demo but after further conversation, he put me in touch with the DPS rep in Maine, a gentleman named Larry. While the salesman and Larry were chatting, I overheard him say, "someone needs a hit from the pipe". I laughed and got the necessary contact info for Larry.
Larry and I touched base and met up Sunday at Sugarloaf. He had with him a pair of 112 RP's with some demo bindings that he loaned me for the day.
I can see now why they relate it to being a drug dealer. I want more. Now.
The 112 was fabulous. It held edge on absolutely everything I threw at it. From east coast packed powder (ice) to the 8" + that we were getting, it wanted more.
If I could have paid for them right then and there, I would have. For the east coast, it is easily one of the best skis I have strapped on. At some point, I will get a full day in on them and write a full, in depth review for my favorite ski forum but you already know how well they ski.
Anyway, that's my story. Thanks for the killer boards.Hopefully I can grab some before the next several inches fall. (need to sell my current setup to make it happen)
Keep up the good work. Pass along my thanks to the builders.
Posted on 2/12/16
Wanted to say thanks for the skis. They arrived last week. All my experience with DPS customer service has been great! Keep up the good work and the production of great line of skis.
All the best
Posted on 2/12/16
I just finished my first season on my 184cm Wailer 112RP's.
A little history: the guys at Marmot Mtn Works were insanely jealous when they mounted the skis and they came in at 4# 10oz with Dynafit bindings with brakes! They also couldn't believe the shape/ rocker characteristics.
I am so impressed with the performance of these skis. Here in the PNW we get every kind of snow imaginable, and then some. I doubted there could be a ski that made 95% of snow conditions fun- the Wailers do. I only had one day where we had our usual crust on 18" of powder and they snagged a little bit. (I decided after that ride that the Lotus 138's are my next ski). I only do backcountry skiing except when the avi danger gets too high. The day I was at Stevens Pass you would not have believed how many people skied by and said they wanted my skis!
Two weeks ago we climbed Mt St Helens, waited for corn o'clock, and did the straight down 5,600' descent in all varieties of snow. They were perfect in the corn and almost as nice in the gorp at the bottom. I have always hated gorp on all my other skis, and I found myself enjoying the ride all the way to the bottom.
The good news is my brother (a carbon composite engineer) is going to be helping you automate the molding and edge trimming process.
I bought a pair for my daughter as well. I am your most enthusiastic salesman in the PNW!
Keep on making them!
Mercer Island, Wa
Posted on 1/11/16
Long had I heard my DPS owning pals rant and rave about the Wailer series weaponry... after a great season on my previous daily drivers I decided I wanted to make the jump. Spent an inordinate amount of time contemplating a new AT setup with Adam @ DPS (awesome dude and super patient) and my local ski shop; heres what I went with:
DPS Wailer RP2 112 SE in 184
Marker Kingpin 13
Have been on them 10+ days, all AT... This setup is beyond anything I could have hoped for. The planks are super light (thanks to the Pure 3) and plenty stiff. They handle anything I throw at them and ask for more. I haven't found a speed limit as of yet, and the float is perfect! The best way I can explain it is that they seem to know what I want out of every movement... first ski I have been on that carves the pack/crud just as hard as it slashes through waist deep pow. I am starting to understand why DPS coined the phrase "slarve"... it's this magical place between a hard carve and pure powder drifting turn... nothing but smiles and face shot's.
This ski is unbelievably stable, nimble and crazy fun. Really dig the option of a different color top sheet (not a fan of banana yellow).
It's a chunk of cash getting into these, but I am convinced that I have found my one ski quiver. Highly recommend!
About me: Adv/Expert skier, Used 60% AT/40% Resort, Ski primarily in MT, WY, UT and BC.
Highly recommend the Marker Kingpin 13 as well... first tech binding I've found that I can really trust and drive on.
Cheers to the staff @ DPS!
Posted on 1/11/16
I just wanted to let you know that I am loving my new DPS Wailer 112 RP2's !
I'm ripping up the mountain and not a day goes by when someone doesn't ask me about them in the gondy line or on the chairlift.
There's definitely a BUZZ going on here at Crystal Mountain about DPS skis!
Thanks for making such an awesome product !
Wailer 112RP Reviews from Freeskier Magazine
“Many DPS skis are available in a hybrid (fiberglass/carbon/bamboo) construction as well as the Pure3 that we tested, a lighter, stiffer carbon-and poplar-based sandwich construction with three vertical aluminum ribs. Complete with rockered tip and tail as well as slight camber underfoot, testers praised the Wailer 112RP as “a great all-round ski for pow and variable conditions,” Its playful nature stood out to skiers, who commented, “They’re so easy to turn and whip around,” and “Kept up at speed. Really fun to open up on these.”
“Using DPS’s new Pure3 carbon pre-preg construction, which minimizes weight and waste in the process, the new Wailer 112 got even higher marks than last year. Heavy rocker in the tip and tail, an enormous shovel, and camber underfoot combine to produce one of the most unique powder rides out there. Testers raved about the 112’s ability to instantly initiate turns and change turn radii on the fly. “Super quick edge to edge, one said, “and no effort necessary to schmear mid-turn.” Another said it “has no speed limit and always feels playful.” Criticiums include a lack of dampness on hard snow, and an elusive sweet spot for some “Finicky sweet spot— that’s what she said,” one joked.
Wailer 112RP Review from Backcountry Magazine
“Offers up a fun, playful ride by slashing and spraying turns however you want.”
"A powder pillager that is light enough to haul anywhere.”
Wailer 112RP Review from Powder Magazine
“What I noticed most about this ski during a Granite Canyon lap with a foot of fresh wasn’t so much its excellence in powder, but rather its all-out speed. With a rockered—and tapered—tip and tail, and slight bit of camber, the Wailer flies over the snow with so much ease and determination that the rush it produces should be either very illegal (which is good) or very dangerous (also good). Like most DPS skis, the Wailer 112RP is available in full carbon sandwich construction or a hybrid. The Pure layup reduces the weight of a similarly sized ski by 30 percent, making it the perfect choice for skiers who spend a lot of time sniffing out the powder on long bootpacks or traverses.”
Wailer 112RP Review from Outside Magazine
“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 (though heavier) Hybrid…Pricey but tons of fun.”
Wailer 112RP Review from Skiing Magazine
“We tested the ultra lightweight Pure construction of this ski and were flabbergasted by its lightness and ease in powder. Designed to be a resort-use powder ski that can carve groomed run-outs, it lives up to its billing. Radically rockered tips plane over powder and deep chop without blinking. Light, playful, and easy to steer, it will take you through last chair with leg strength to spare.”