The Ripstick series has been a massive success for being the easiest to turn and oh-so versatile, and the Ripstick 88 W just adds to that amazing resume. If you are looking for a quicker turn on packed snow, the Ripstick 88 W is calling your name. Still Amphibio for the easiest turns you can buy, but wide enough the freshies when they fall. The lightweight Tubelite core and Vapor Tip give the Ripstick 88 even more pop and life when conditions get tight in the trees or a leisurely tour into the backcountry. But don t let those weight savings fool you, the TNT technology and SST sidewall give this ski amazing edge hold on the hardest of snow. FEATURES • Best For: All-mountain versatility, smooth turns, edge grip • Ski Width Dimensions: 130-88-105 • Skill Level: Intermediate - Expert • Terrain: Groomed, Variable, Powder • Speed: Slow, Medium, Fast • Amphibio Profile • Carbon Line Technology • SST Sidewall • TubeLite Wood Core • Carbon Rods • Vapor Tip Reinforcements • Fiberglass Reinforcements • Length Radius: 170 (15.4) • Ski Weight: 1445g (170) • Handcrafted in the Slovenian Alps TECHNICAL SPECS Amphibio Profile — Amphibio technology is a revolutionary ski design that integrates both rocker and camber profiles into dedicated left and right skis. A cambered inside edge assures precision, edge grip and stability — while a rocketed outside edge provides forgiveness, turning ease and smooth transitions. Carbon Line Technology — A combination of innovations that provide the best balance of lightweight construction with power and performance. It strategically locates carbon reinforcement over the edges of the skis, providing more power in the turns, while carbon rods maximize weight savings and stability. Extremely lightweight, high performance skis, with uncompromised versatility and smooth performance. SST Construction — Provides quick, nimble and direct power transmission from the ski to snow as well as providing exceptional torsional rigidity. TubeLite Wood Core — Two super light weight Carbon tubes are inserted into a lightweight laminated wood core. These tubes run the length of the ski following the arc of the side cut. They provide torsional stability and powerful rebound while allowing for material reduction of the core. The result is incredible lightweight response and stability. Carbon Rod Reinforcements — Lightweight carbon tubes run the length of the ski, following the arc of the sidecut. They provide torsional stability and powerful rebound while allowing for material reduction of the core. The result is incredible lightweight response and stability. Vapor Tip Reinforcement — Integrated into the tip and tail of the ski’s core, these advanced composites reduce weight and vibration, dramatically improving stability and ensuring a smooth ride, even in the most demanding conditions. Fiberglass Reinforcement — Optimizes the flex pattern and enhances torsional rigidity of the ski. Helps improve structural integrity of the ski.