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Waist Width: 84
The Amphibio 84 Ti is tied with the Amphibio 84 XTi as the second-widest ski in the Amphibio series, with a 131 mm tip, 84 mm waist, and 112 mm tail. This is one of the most all mountain and powder-focused ski in the series due to these dimensions. On the technology side of things, Dual Shaped Ti technology integrates a layer of titanium designed to stiffen the ski while reducing weight by replacing other bulkier materials. One section of the titanium is intended for snapping quick turns with the front of the ski, while the other is designed for a smooth and less hooky exit out of the turn with the back of the ski. RST sidewall technology orients sidewalls vertically, designed to roll the ski on edge with ease. Power woodcore integrates wooden stringers (strips of wood) directly connected to the ski’s laminates, designed for stability and responsiveness. For something nearly identical but with slightly different technology, check out the Amphibio 84 XTi. And for something similar but a bit wider, check out the Amphibio 88 XTi. 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.