The Nina 99 is the women’s Daily Driver, redefined. Based on the award-winning Wailer 112RP platform, the Nina 99 exhibits similar versatility in a narrower package. The Nina 99 utilizes the Wailer 112's 3-D PaddleTech Geometry™—DPS’ original blend of rocker and variable sidecut. PaddleTech allows the skier to engage the Nina’s slightly cambered 18m underfoot turn radius while arcing g-loaded carves on hard snow, while in soft or mixed snow, the skier draws on the gradually rockered paddle. The Nina 99 gives you the best of on-edge and off-edge performance, and the ability to get creative on the most versatile 100mm underfoot package ever designed.
The Nina is built with DPS' exclusive PURE3 carbon construction. To put it simply: carbon skis are the future. While 99.9% of the skis available on the market are built using fiberglass and/or metal (aluminum), the prepreg carbon and nano resins used in all DPS skis have twice the strength of fiberglass (3 times the strength of aluminum) while weighing half as much. Benefits of PURE3 construction include:
Power & ride: Carbon has 20% more torsional stiffness than a wood/fiberglass construction. That means power, stability, and amazing edge grip.
Durability: All DPS skis are using a sandwich construction with ultra-strong UHMW sidewalls, a poplar/x-wood core, wide 2 mm edges, and a thickened base profile that turns the inevitability of rock hits into less base welds.
Carbon is precisely flexed, doesn't warp, and retains nearly 100% of its flex for the life of the ski.
Seasons down the road, your skis will retain the same snap as your first day on them. A DPS ski becomes a great value and investment; they wont start dying after a month like a fiberglass/wood blend. You no longer have to buy a new pair every year just to revive that sweet first-day pop. Instead, you can focus on building your quiver.
Weight: Traditionally, light skis are under performers because ski builders remove the materials that endow the ski with its performance characteristics in order to shed weight. Its always been a compromise. With a carbon ski, you dont give up anything. The materials let the ski outperform even the burliest metal constructions, while weighing on average 30% less. This means that turn initiation is instantaneous and transitions are super fast. In powder, you float better and go faster while expending less energy. Skinning is easier and more fun. When jumping, you spin with skis that are not ounces, but pounds lighter.
Nina PURE3 Specs: