DPS 99 Tour and the Dynafit Denali numbers and hand flex comparison...
This seems like it should be an obvious comparison.
I'm really interested in seeing what the "new guys", aka DPS, knows about real touring skis. The same place Dynafit has a well established and exceptionally well respected entire line of skis. I have owned 6 pair of DPS. None I would call "touring skis". But I also know others that do make that claim for their own DPS skis and use them as such all winter and spring.
1240g one ski
1240g 2nd ski...2480g for a pair of 178cm
Nice on a weight per ski comparison!
No ski attachments (out come the dremel and drill for that)
1250g one ski
1290g 2nd ski...2540g for a pair of 176cm
40grams difference between a pair is an aberration I suspect and not the norm
10g difference on one pair and a 20g difference on a third pair here.
One of the best skin attachment systems and precut skis.
At least with my own skis the DPS is consistent on build quality by comparison to my Dynafit Denali.
I've had 3 pair of the Denali to date. The last pair the most inconsistent for weight. DPS win on consistency but I have only weighted one pair. Might be common. Might not be common at all.
Either way the DPS is a tiny bit lighter per pair and 2cm longer by Company measurements. But exactly the same to the mm just eye balling them.
I have no time on the (99 Tour as of yet. A a bunch of skiing on the Denali. In fact the Denali is the ONLY ski I have been on since July. As you might expect I like them a lot. Using both a TLT6 and a Scarpa Alien with the Denali and have yet wanted more ski in any situation from glare ice to wind crusted powder. It is a stiff ski torsional and a decent over all flex front to back.
DPS is know for its torsional stiffness on their skis. While the over all flex on the 99 is pretty soft by comparison to a Cho Oyu or Denali I suspect the torsional stiffness on the 99 will better than either. But I have to mount them up and ski them to find out if that is true. So at the moment jury is still out.
They did go just under the Denali for weight, which frankly I didn't think DPS could pull off. More to come. Also thinking I might be happier with the more moderate side cut on the 99T. I found the Cho a little hooky in bad conditions. The Denali a little less so. 99 might better either for my own use.