DPS Wailer 99 Tour1
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Pros Light and surfyLight, well-balanced downhill performanceStable, damp, predictableInexpensive, balanced downhill performance, average weightSolid all around downhill performance, compatible with excellent Dynafit SpeedSkins
Cons Get pushed around at speed and in funky snow, squirrely firm snow performanceExpensive, ski “short”Mid-weight, no real stand out performanceSki “short”, powder skiing stability suffers at super high speedHeavier than average
Bottom Line Super light skis for human-powered powder huntingFor all but the most specialized of circumstances or users, these are the best backcountry skis on the marketThere is nothing remarkable about these skis, and that is a good thingWell-balanced, all-around skis for the human-powered skier looking for durable and lasting valueThe Beast leans decidedly in the downhill performance direction; they are heavy by comparison and for the dimensions, but they ski better than most
Rating Categories DPS Tour1 Wailer 99 Kastle TX98 Black Crows Camox Freebird Salomon MTN Explore 95 Dynafit Beast 98
Weight (25%)
8
7
6
6
6
Stability At Speed (15%)
2
7
7
7
8
Firm Snow (20%)
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Powder (20%)
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Crud And Poor Snow (20%)
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Specs DPS Tour1 Wailer 99 Kastle TX98 Black Crows Camox... Salomon MTN... Dynafit Beast 98
Weight Per Pair 5.7 lbs 6.2 lbs 6.7 lbs 6.8lbs 6.8 lbs
Measured Length 175 cm 177 cm 182 cm 177cm 183 cm
Manufacturer Length 176 cm 178 cm 183 cm 177 cm 184 cm
Available Lengths 168, 176, 184 cm 168, 178, 188 cm 162, 172, 178, 183 cm 169, 177, 184 cm 170, 177, 184 cm
Claimed Dimensions 125/99/111 mm 128/98/117 mm 130/97/115 mm 130 / 95 / 116mm 136/98/117 mm
Measured Dimensions 126/100/112 mm 122/97/116 mm 137/97/117 mm 130/95/116mm 126/97/116 mm
Weight Per Ski grams 1299g, 1294g, average: 1297g 1394g, 1400g, average: 1397g 1510g, 1509g, average: 1510g 1547g,1529g,average:1538g 1541g, 1553g, average: 1547g
Weight Per Pair 2594g 2794g 3024g 3076g 3094g
Weight per Surface Area Ratio, g/cm^2 0.66 0.71 0.71 0.76 0.75
Construction Type Cap Sandwich Cap Hybrid Semi-cap Half-cap Sandwich
Core Material Balsa wood with carbon and fiberglass Karuba Wood Paulownia, poplar 3D Full Woodcore, C/FX reinforcement Ash/poplar wood
Waist Width,mm 100 98 97 95 98
Radius 17 meters 22 meters 18 meters 18 meters 21 meters
Rocker/Camber Tip and tail rocker, camber underfoot Low camber Tip rocker, camber underfoot Rocker, camber, rocker Double Ellipse Rocker
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