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Waist Width: 74
The Scale Alpha is the skinniest ski in Stockli's All Mountain series, with its waist ranging from 72 - 75 mm depending on length, similar to the waist of a race ski. It's designed to charge beyond the groomers, though, with its All Mountain Rocker, which lifts the tip up and over powder and other varied conditions, designed to increase floatation and make turn initiation easier. This rocker profile also lifts the underfoot section up and off the ground, intended for extra floatation when the ski esigned to reduce weight while maintaining durability and stability. These are carving skis for the most part, but Stockli says they're intended to go all over the mountain needs it. For something similar but wider, check out the Scale Beta, Scale Gamma, and Scale Delta. The All Mountain series is comprised of four different models, all falling under the the "Scale" subcategory. There's the Scale Alpha, Scale Beta, Scale Gamma, and Scale Delta. All skis in the series share Light Core technology, which integrates woods like fuma and balsa, d as well. Stockli, based in Wolhusen, Switzerland, was founded in 1935. Its U.S. headquarters are in Shelburne, Vermont.