DPS

Alchemist Wailer 106



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Manufacturer's Description

The Alchemist Wailer 106 feels like a departure from the DPS skis of previous years, which were primarily known as all-carbon skis made for lightweight touring and soft, untouched pow. This year, DPS introduced a mix of aspen and carbon material to the core of the Alchemist Wailer, which provides a level of dampness that I’ve never felt before in their skis.

The Alchemist Wailer is still lightweight compared to its peers, coming in at just under 1800 grams in a 178 length, making it reasonable for uphill travel. But it’s also able to take on resort laps thanks to the addition of wood in the core and mid-fat width underfoot.

Where the DPS Alchemist Wailer 106 shines is on groomers and in packed, chalky powder off-piste. Sometimes you just want to schmear your turns, but these skis were a bit too aggressive to quickly throw sideways or butter into and out of a turn. You’ve got to feel your shin against the tongue of your boot on the Alchemist Wailer, railing turns with speed the whole way down. Lacking the playfulness I like to utilize in resort, this is the all-business charger begging for a hybrid binding. —Lyndsay Strange

Guide-type

Hardgoods

Brand Name

DPS

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Skiers Choice

No

Dimensions

135-106-124

Lengths

168, 178, 185

Radius

18

Guide-year

2018

Product-collection

The Best Every Day Skis of the Year

Product-type

skis