The Foundation was a new series from DPS for the 2016/17 season. The idea for the line was to create a versatile, all-mountain quiver ski at a cheaper price point than the Pure series. Initially, we were very excited about this but, unfortunately, we ended up pretty disappointed. We tested the Nina 99 Foundation and found it to be unremarkable and often disappointing in every one of our rating metrics, leaving it falling short of our expectations. It is somewhat stable at speed, but hard to turn and catchy, not inspiring confidence at speed or in the steeps. The un-DPS like tip shape likes to dive in the powder instead of float and makes for a ride in the backseat. Try again DPS.
DPS changed the dimensions of the Nina 99 for the new season. Check out the details of this change below.