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Waist Width: 87
With its symmetrical sidecut and center mountain point, the Wall is built to be as comfortable going backward as it is going forward. It's the competition-level park ski, with traditional camber for generating maximum energy on takeoffs in the pipe or on big kickers. 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.