Round 1 – Powder Selection, Pick 13What 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, which has a bamboo laminate core with carbon stringers. 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.
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