The Nina 99 blends downhill performance with the speed and lightness of a full-fledged touring ski. These are built for women rippers, not skis built to fulfill a market segment. When slicing corners in hardpack, the rocker and variable sidecut provide outstanding edge control and power. In soft or mixed snow, you can draw on the gradually rockered paddle tech shape for float and smooth arcing out. For alpine tours with high-intensity descents, the on-edge, off-edge performance lets you get creative and ski through whatever soft, crusty or weirdly mixed conditions you come across.
- Women’s specific ski with a shifted mounting point that's incredibly easy to ski, and has the reactivity and power of DPS’ bigger charging skis.
- Pure 3 carbon sandwich construction offers performance that's 30% lighter than conventional construction, and 30% torsionally stiffer, stronger and more powerful
- Pure aerospace pre-preg Carbon fibre laminate and an aspen wood core.
- Textured nylon top sheet.
- P-tex sidewalls.
- Paddle tech sidecut is tapered, with flatter sections that blend at the contact points to make it a smooth, smooth driver.
- Narrow profile Rockwell 48 steel edges provide excellent edge control without sacrificing a playful, floaty ride.
- World Cup Race base is fast and hard for exceptional performance.
Beginner: new or getting back into skiing. Intermediate: confident with turning and stopping. Advanced: highly confident carver. Expert: steeps, drops, park, double blacks -- bring it on.
Sandwich and combination construction is generally used for big freeride-style skis while the lighter structural cap type of construction is more commonly found on cross-country skis.