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Waist Width: 78
The Amphibio 78 Ti is a middle ground ski in the Amphibio series with an all mountain design, featuring a versatile 127 mm tip, 78 mm waist, and 107 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. Mono Ti construction integrates a layer of titanium on top of the woodcore, designed for responsiveness and stability. For something similar but wider, check out the Amphibio 84 Ti, Amphibio 84 XTi, and Amphibio 88 XTI. And some something similar but skinnier, check out the Amphibio 76. 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.