No one can promise that you'll like a particular ski. If someone makes that claim, they're either a charlatan or a lunatic. That being said, if you're a lady ripper who values do-everything versatility in her big mountain skis, I'd be very surprised to hear you dislike the Nina 99. A svelte 99mm width is ideal for women who ski all over the mountain: it's wide enough to float in untracked snow, and quicker edge-to-edge on groomers than its acclaimed, fatter sister, the Yvette 112. The Nina 99 is particularly electric in bumps and trees, where its lightning-fast turn initiation makes those tight spaces less nerve-jangling. The value of a versatile 100mm-wide ski is no secret to big mountain skiers, and the Nina 99 is queen of the category.
The Tour1 construction is DPS's lightest build, precision engineered for world-beating backcountry performance. A blasa wood core is reinforced with the same aerospace carbon fiber found in their flagship Pure3 skis to shave as much weight as possible for long, fast ascents without compromising stability and grip on the downhill. Using premium materials and designed for maximum versatility, the Tour1 construction delivers a best-in-class ride for backcountry rippers--or resort skiers who favor an ultralight plank.
Core: Balsa wood with prepreg carbon fiber
Construction: Tour1 carbon/glass laminate
Full cap textured polyamide topsheet
Narrow profile Rockwell 48 edges
Fastest and hardest World Cup race bases
Weight: 1090g (158cm); 1225g (168cm)