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Waist Width: 74
Goode keeps one unrockered ski in the line for traditionalists who enjoy the slingshot effect of camber between turns. It’s also the least expensive ski in the line; not because it lacks any technology, but because carbon is expensive, and narrower skis cost less to produce. The 74 waist-about as narrow as skis get these days-will be game for the hardest snow. Construction: carbon-fiber reinforced torsion box around a wood core. Goode made a radical change in its layups for 2012, going with wood cores, instead of foam, in all of its cores. Testers were greatly impressed by the difference in performance, enjoying the extra heft of wood core Goodes, which have improved tracking and stability but retain the quickness of carbon-construction.