With the same versatile platform as the iconic 112RP2 series, the 99 blends downhill performance with the speed and lightness of a full-fledged touring ski. 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 hard-charging descents, the on-edge, off-edge performance lets you get creative and ski through whatever soft, crusty or weirdly mixed conditions you come across.
- Alchemist carbon sandwich construction is light, torsionally stiff, strong and powerful.
- Improved dampness and smoothness makes the ski ask for more speed even when the conditions get choppy.
- Aspen woodcore combined with a larger-than-ever sweet spot results in a ski that's stable, floaty and lively in the turns.
- Textured nylon top sheet is snowphobic.
- Progressive flex and carefully shaped ski results in a powerful and floaty ride.
- Paddle tech sidecut is tapered, with flatter sections that blend at the contact points to make it a smooth, smooth driver.
- Early rise at the tip and tail makes floating on powder effortless.
- Sidewalls are UHMW (Ptex).
- Wide-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.