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Waist Width: 92
The 92 brings the surfy, easy-pivoting newschool sensibility of the Shreditor line down to a wasit width that works as an everyday ride even for skiers who spend most of their time in non-powder conditions-and lots of time in the park. K2's Vertical ABSorb Sidewall technology is designed to give it a measure of shock absorption for hard-snow park conditions and hard landings. The Shreditor line is a collection of twintips ranging in width from an everyday, Eastern-appropriate 92 mm to a powder-specific 120 mm. They're built for enhanced buoyancy and surfiness, with a loose, new-school feel in the snow that promotes creative choices in line and quick speed checks. (As well as switch riding; compare with K2's Pinnacle line of wide-bodies, which are flat-tailed, more traditional and directional.) All have tapered tips, where the widest part of the ski is moved back from the tip, for lighter swing weight and a slashy, quick feel in deep snow. The tail is not only turned up but tapered as well, for quick release at the end of the turn and easy pivotability in powder. All are wood-core, torsion-box constructions. (That is, the core is wrapped in a sheath of reinforcing fiberglass, with fibers aligned to resist twisting). All are sold flat (without binding).