2021-2022 Fat-ypus D-Sender

Ski: 2021-2022 Fat-ypus D-Sender, 184 cm

Available Lengths: 164, 174, 184 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 180.9 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1928 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1921 & 1927 grams

Stated Dimensions: 144-112-130 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 144.3-111.8-130.1 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (184 cm): 25 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 76 mm / 59 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 3 mm

Core Materials: poplar + fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered Durasurf

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -7.75 cm from center; 82.7 cm from tail

Dylan Wood reviews the Fat-ypus D-Sender for Blister.
Fat-ypus D-Sender - 21/22 Top Sheet
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[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Fat-ypus says about the D-Sender

“Originally inspired as our “Big Mountain Comp Ski”, the D-Sender model holds an edge on any terrain and still floats beautifully in the powder, yet it is surprisingly light and quick turning for it’s size.”

What we said about the D-Sender in our 21/22 Winter Buyer’s Guide

“The design of the D-Sender is like nothing else we’ve skied. It’s almost fully cambered, has almost no tip or tail taper, and features a long sidecut radius. Yet, it’s also 112 mm wide, is really light for its size, has a twinned tail, and features a pretty progressive mount point that allows for a centered or forward skiing stance. All of that makes it a difficult ski to pigeonhole into one category or for one type of skier. Directional skiers who value both edge hold and low weight have reason to consider it, as do more playful skiers who prefer a more precise ski over a loose one. It’s not ideal if you like a really smooth, planted ski, nor is it the easiest ski to pivot through tight terrain. But the D-Sender is worth a look if you prioritize both a low swing weight and precision in your wider ski, particularly if you like the option of driving your shovels or skiing more centered.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the D-Sender:

Tips: 5
Shovels: 6-7
In Front of Toe Piece: 7.5-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-8.5
Tails: 8-6

What’s notable here is both how soft the tips of the D-Sender is as well as how much stiffer the ski is behind the bindings.

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1 comment on “2021-2022 Fat-ypus D-Sender”

  1. Interesting to read about something quite different. Would be great to have the folks from Fat-ypus on a Gear 30 sometime, would be keen to learn about their other skis. Same goes for Praxis

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