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Waist Width: 118
Redesigned for Winter 2011-12, Black Diamond's Power Series is a collection of eight skis designed with the downhill experience--inbounds, slackcountry, heli, or cat--in mind. Power Series skis are built to hang during short skin missions, but the brand's Efficient Series is better for full-day tours and overnights. The skinniest board in the Power series is still 95mm in the waist, so it can handle crud and shallow powder, but it's made to be the most adept frontsider of the bunch. Traditional camber assists in the mission, as does laminate construction and vertical sidewalls.