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Waist Width: 65
The Pierra Menta Race Carbon is Dynastar's lightest touring ski by a long shot, at 1370 grams. In fact, it's about half the weight of the next-lightest touring option, the Cham Alti 85. It's also the skinniest touring ski from Dynastar, with a 96 mm tip and 65 mm waist. This is a ski intended for those who take their touring very seriously and want to maintain a quick pace. For something a bit wider, heavier, and more practical for tackling powder and other varied conditions, take a look at Dynastar's Cham Alti 85 and Mythic. This ski is part of Dynastar's Free Touring series, which focuses on the constantly evolving ski touring scene. Lightweight Paulownia Sandwich Construction features a lightweight paulownia wood core and fiberglass reinforcement for reduced weight that makes long uphill treks easier. 100 percent Carbon Fiber Laminate is designed to further decrease weight while simultaneously adding strength and stability. Classic camber is designed to provide strong tip-to-tail edge control when you need it, allowing the ski to rip hardpack like a race ski, while rockered tip and tails are built to get you over powder and other varied terrain with ease. Last but not least, Progressive 5-Point Sidecut technology is designed to move the ski's widest points down slightly away from the tip and tail for better turn initiation and decreased hooking. If you're a big fan of going up hills and not just down them, 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.