DPS’s new Alchemist carbon construction takes this material to the next level with greater dampening and accessible power. The Nina isn’t a new shape, but with Alchemist, it performs like a new ski. Testers said it was “rad in powder and on groomers,” and “super versatile and FUN.” The five-point sidecut and rocker profile are well-matched, and scores were high across the board, from powder to hardpack, and in all turn shapes.
STRENGTHS: Quickness, Overall Impression, Flotation
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