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Waist Width: 76
The Amphibio 76 is a skinnier ski in the Amphibio series with an all mountain design, featuring a 125 mm tip, 76 mm waist, and 105 mm tail. Waveflex technology, in which the top of the ski from the core up has a series of structural waves, is designed to make the ski stiff laterally yet still supple-flexing longitudinally. (Think corrugated cardboard: easy to bend in one direction, rigid in the other). Power woodcore integrates wooden stringers (strips of wood) directly connected to the ski’s laminates, designed for stability and responsiveness. Fiberglass construction integrates, you guessed it, fiberglass throughout the ski, designed to produce a smooth flex pattern that’s easy to bend while maintaining stability. DST sidewalls have full sidewalls on the inner edge, with partial sidewalls on the outside edge designed to make the turning experience easier by not having to lay the ski over as much as you normally would. For something similar but wider, check out the Amphibio 78 Ti and Amphibio 83. Elan’s signature Amphibio series focuses on all mountain carving skis with unique Amphibio technology. This technology optimizes skis to be right- and left-foot specific, designed so that they’ll always be edgier on the outside/downhill ski, where power and solidity is most needed, looser and easier to feather on the inside ski, for easy line adjustment. The inside edge of each ski is fully cambered, for maximum effective edge length when it’s the outside ski in a turn. The outside edge is tip-rockered, so it’s more buoyant and easier to pivot, with a shorter effective edge, when it’s the inside ski. If you like to ski a little bit of everything and carve the whole time, this is one of Elan’s best series to offer you. Elan, based in Begunje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia, was founded in 1945. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.