Nina F 99

DPS Nina F 99

Women?s ski
Brand
DPS
Model
Nina F 99
Category
Freeride
Weight
1670 gr
Waist
99 mm
Tested length
168 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
4
4
3
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of DPS Nina F 99:

6 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
“F” stands for Foundation, and this is the name of DPS´s new and cheaper ski series. The waist width on Nina is just under 10 centimeters, which is an advantage if you are looking for an allround ski. The geometry is typical for American DPS. It doesn´t have a lot of sidecut in the waist, but there is plenty of sidecut in the front and back ski. There is a big difference between the front and back ski: The tail is stiff with little rocker, while there is a lot of rocker in the soft tip.

On snow:
DPS Nina feels light on the foot, but it didn´t quite convince the test riders. It is soft and light and it doesn´t respond much down the groomed slopes. In addition, it is not quite wide enough to float well outside off-piste. Nor does it want to turn as much as the other DPS models in the test. Perhaps it would have performed better if it was longer, both on and off the prepared runs. If we were to recommend this ski to anyone, it would be for light riders and beginners.


Nina F 99

Technical data:

Measured length
168 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64433
Brand
DPS
Model
Nina F 99
Produced
USA
Available lengths
158,176
Contact length
113 cm
Rocker tail
19 cm
Rocker nose
36 cm
Side cut
112 cm
Taper tail
26 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
9 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
116 mm
Min waist width
99 mm
Max nose width
128 mm
Side cut radius
18.40 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1800 cm2
Weight
1670 gr
Relative weight
0.93 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
60 mm
Angle tail tip
24°
Angle nose tip
32°
Height of camber
6 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.