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Waist Width: 87
The Distorter is Dynastar's middle ground park ski, with a 119 mm tip and 87 mm waist. This is designed for those who spend a lot of time in the park, but also like to venture elsewhere every once in a while. It's built just wide enough to charge through moderate powder, and it's built skinny enough to rip groomers with ease. For something a bit wider and more all mountain-focused from Dynastar, check out the Slicer. And for something skinnier and more park-focused check out the Serial. This ski is part of Dynastar's TWIN series, which focuses on freestyle skis designed to charge through powder, groomers, and most of all, the park. Twin Rocker technology lifts the tips and tails up and off the ground, designed to get over rough stuff and power with ease while keeping the middle section locked down on the ground for optimal edge control when you need it. This middle section is also cambered, designed for race-style turns on groomers and harder snow. All skis in the series have sandwich laminate construction as well, featuring poplar wood cores with either metal or fiberglass laminates built to keep the ski super stable for harsh landings and big disasters while offering flexibility and playfulness. This playfulness is further promoted through spring blade technology, which utilizes thickened wood and fiberglass underfoot layers intended for extra pop and absorption. Lastly, torsion box technology uses mutiaxial fiber that holds together the internal elements of the ski, designed for durability and smooth energy transfer. For those who charge through the park but also like to venture elsewhere every once in a while, this is the best series Dynastar has to offer you. Dynastar, based in Chamonix, France, was founded in 1963. Its U.S. headquarters are in Park City, Utah.