Pros: Great off piste ski for snowy days
Cons: Edge grip isn't what I'd like in a ski this size
Product: DPS Nina 99
Length Tested: 169cm
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 17 M
Camber : Rocker - camber under foot
Binding: Demo Griffon
Mount point: Suggested Boot Center
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test:Winter Park
Number of Runs: 2 runs
Snow Conditions: Groomers with some mixed variables
Demo or Own: Demo
Aggressiveness:Finesse skier with a desire to be more aggressive
Current Quiver: Kastle LX82 162cm, Blizzard Black Pearl 166cm, Blizzard Samba 166cm, DPS Yvette 168cm
Home Area: Northstar at Tahoe, Squaw
Preferred Terrain: Trees, moguls, and the occasional groomer
After the great experience I had on the Yvette 112 RP, I was eager to take its little sister Nina99 out for a test drive. While the turn initiation was responsive, and the tenacity when exploring off piste was playful and fun, I missed the extra edge grip that other skis in this class seem to have.
Nina just seems happier when she has some rough snow to play in.
If you're looking for a high end mid fat that has a strong bias for off piste and powder, then this is the ski for you.