The Elan Ripstick 88 Women's Skis have the same shape, build and construction of the men's version of the Ripstick 88, but come in smaller length sizes to accommodate lady rippers. Built with Elan's Tubelite wood core, the Ripstick 88 Women's has two carbon rods that run the length of the ski, offering energy and responsiveness without adding weight. In addition, Elan's Carbon Line Technology places an additional laminate of carbon along the inside half of the ski (since they are right-left specific), placing more grip and strength on the downhill, carving edge of the ski, all the while leaving the uphill portions light and flexible so that you can seamlessly transition between turns. Fairly light and wide in the shovel, these skis initiate easily, and are rather good floaters for their width. A huge range of advanced skiers will enjoy the versatility and easy-going nature of these skis, along with the poise, precision, and playfulness of these true all-mountain skis. For women who ski in regions that don't receive a lot of natural snow like the Northeast or Midwest, the Ripstick 88 would be a perfect daily driver ski. Advanced skiers of all different shapes, sizes and skiing styles will really gravitate to the precision and playfullenss of the all-mountain, Elan Ripstick 88 Women's Skis.