In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
We're not spoiled.
Powder7 staffers just try out current and popular skis every week, embark on company powder missions, crush sunny groomers en masse, and talk about skis for a living. We also go to an industry demo event every November at Loveland Ski Area to stay on top of our craft.
Ok, maybe we are spoiled. But our ski fever comes from a good place—we want to try as many products as we can in order to help you get on the right pair of skis.
So here are some of our favorites from last month's Loveland demo, just in time for you to blow through that holiday check from your mother-in-law.
Allegra: DPS Nina A99 Alchemist
Ski style: "I'm on skis, they're sliding me downhill, and ... Continue Reading
When the time arrives to buy new boards, most skiers are searching for one do-it-all ski. All mountain planks that can hold an edge on hardpack, yet surf on deep snow when conditions are prime. But, "all mountain" is a broad term that means different skis for different skiers -- making it tricky to track down that elusive "One Ski to Rule Them All."
Powder7 has you covered. Say you're a hardcore Vermonter who spends spring break tackling the Rockies, consider our picks for All Mountain Narrow. But if you shred gnarly lines like Lynsey Dyer, our All Mountain Wide picks are a good place to start. There's a one ski quiver out there for just about everyone, and we want to help you find it.
Best Women's All Mountain Skis: Narrower (80-94mm)
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2019 DPS Nina A99 Alchemist Description:
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.
Alchemist is the next step in the evolution of DPS's groundbreaking Pure3 carbon skis and the finest example of their relentless pursuit of innovation. The Alchemist construction uses vibration-tuned aerospace carbon and premium Aspen wood cores for a smoother ride and more progressive flex, without compromising the power and precision skiers have come to expect from DPS carbon skis. The end result is the ultimate piece of lightweight versatility.
Core: Aspen wood with pure prepreg carbon fiber
Proprietary dampening additives
Textured polyamide topsheet
Full UHMW sidewalls
Wide profile Rockwell 48 steel edges
Fastest and hardest World Cup race bases
Paddle Tech tapered sidecut
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