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2012 DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrid Ski


Pros: Floats in the pow but still handles the groomers. One quiver ski!

Cons: Can't think of any

I tried these on a Demo Day at Brighton. Skied the Pure and the Hybrid. The Pure is extremely light weight and if I were only skiing untracked that would be the ski to have. I bought the Hybrid because I felt it went through the cut up pow better. These are the most fun ski I have ever been on. I have demoed the S7 and the Super 7 but they just didn't turn me on. The DPS turns well and is fun in trees, great in pow and pretty good on the groomers. Best ski I have tried for the fabled one quiver ski. I bought a demo pair with AT bindings on them. Have had them in the back country a few times and no complaints.


Pros: nimble for its size

Cons: Finish is not what you would expect from a $800 ski, but the performance makes up for it.


Yeah, the Banana. It is crazy how a ski can just get hot and everyone wants it. The DPS 112 is one of those skis. While DPS uses the RP in the 112 designation, with the RP referring to "Resort Powder" meaning it is a great powder ski that is still a great all mountain ski, I have been just using this as a pure powder ski. What I really like is how nimble the 112RP is in the trees even in the 190cm length. I skied the Pure and the Carbon, both are great skis and while the carbon is a bit lighter and better for climbing, the Hybrid is more stable and a better crud buster for the decent. 


As some have said, the Wailer 112 is the ski the S7 wanted to be. 



Length Tested: 190cm

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  18M

Camber: Tip & Tail w/camber

Binding: Demo 

Mount point: Suggested on the line at -0- 


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Northstar, Alpine, Sugar Bowl

Number of Runs: many

Snow Conditions: pow pow and some deep [James Earl Jones voice] POW! [/James Earl Jones voice] 

Demo or Own: Demo


Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 47

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 40-60

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 12 Blizzard Bonafide, 12 DPS 112RP Pure, 12 Kastle MX88

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

2012 DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrid Ski

The Wailer 112RP is a true game changer. It is the most versatile ski ever built. It combines the loose and early planing feel of a fully rockered ski with aggressive sidecut and slight camber underfoot. It’s a one ski quiver for planing powder in the morning, laying trenches down to the lift on the groomers, and slaying crud in the afternoon. A 15m radius underfoot and great torsional stiffness allow for maximum versatility, while the rockered and tapered tips and tail allow the Wailer 112RP to get loose and be driven from the ball of the foot in deeper snow.

Lengths168, 178, 184, 190
Turn Radius14M (168) 16M(178) 18M (184, 190)
Constructionfull rocker
Core MaterialFiberglass, carbon, bamboo
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelExpert
Model Year2012
Binding Included
Binding System
Recommended Binding
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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