Editor’s Review: DPS Nina 99 Foundation skis

Editor’s Review: DPS Nina 99 Foundation skis

For the past couple of months I’ve been testing out the DPS Nina 99 Foundation skis. The Nina 99’s are part of the Foundation series, which is characterized by skis that have a bamboo and poplar core, triaxial fiberglass and unidirectional carbon, the combination of which results in a rigid yet lively ski that’s also exceptionally lightweight.

The Nina 99 skis were designed to handle anything an all-mountain lady shredder might throw their way. I’ve personally found them to be extremely versatile; I’ve charged through crud, ripped down groomers and slashed pow on these skis, all with great success and a huge smile on my face. I’ve also been surprised, time and time again, by how playful the ski is.

The author after a day of skiing pow on the Nina 99’s at Winter Park.

This past weekend, for example, I skied a full-on powder day at Winter Park’s Mary Jane—a part of the mountain that is known for its steep fall line runs, tight trees and plenty of natural features. Nine inches of snow had fallen in the past day and a half following a week’s worth of warm weather, meaning it was powder skiing with the occasional patch of hard pack. The Nina’s “shovel rocker profile” helped me float through the fresh snow and even on the harder snow they were indiscriminate in their shredding powers—popping, turning and slashing with ease. Through the trees they were quick and responsive (due to the 18m radius), and as I skied down the Trestle run with my friends, launching off the terrain and hitting the bumps, I was again impressed with their versatility as well as their lightweight nature.

While I most recently skied these in late-spring powder, they are well-suited to absolutely anything your typical resort will throw at you. The Nina 99 Foundation skis are a perfect option for women who are looking for a reliable all-mountain ski that will serve them well in a variety of conditions. -Sarah Sherman, Social Media Coordinator


Dimensions: 123-99-122mm
Radius: 18m
Sizes: 158, 168, 176 cm

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