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Waist Width: 85
The Ledge shares the same geometry as the Step-85 mm in the waist, with a symmetrical sidecut and center mounting point that make it equally comfortable going forward or backward-but Volkl describes it as a softer, more forgiving park ski, and it sells for about $50 less. Volkl's Freestyle series includes five models of men's park and pipe skis ranging in width from 81 mm (the affordable Alley) up to 95 mm (the new Revolt). All but the value-priced Alley are full wood-core, vertical-sidewall, torsion-box constructions, built to take a beating in the park and all over the mountain. All are sold flat, giving the consumer the option of adding whatever binding he chooses. Prices range from $445 for the Alley to $650 for the Wall. The Wall and the Alley are both full-camber skis-with carving power and rebound energy that's good for jacking high out of the pipe. The rest have rocker tip and tail for enhanced flotation, shock absorption, and maneuverability in soft snow.