Lengths: 158, 168, 176cm
Radius: 18mBuy Here
The next evolution of the Hybrid, DPS' resort-oriented line of skis with a cost-effective core, the Foundation touts a mix of carbon, fiberglass, bamboo, and poplar in its new and re-engineered design. With a longer sidecut but the same rocker profi le as past Nina models, the new Nina 99 is more stable and powerful but just as fun as the original. "Love at first sight," says Abigail Barronian, a writer who grew up skiing White Pass Ski Area, Washington. "It keeps your weight forward and skis aggressively, but still pivots nicely."