The K2 Disruption 81 Ti Alliance is an amazing choice for ladies who love to carve deep trenches on the frontside of the mountain. Built with an aspen veneer wood core, these skis have a good deal of power and energy, and this allows the ski to be energetic, strong, stable, and precise all at the same time. The big thing with these skis is the titanal I-Beam that does a lot of the heavy lifting. While a lot of other skis have a full (or two) sheet of metal for dampness and power, K2 gets away with this partial laminate, and it makes a lot of sense, especially since this ski doesn’t have the racing heritage of some of the other big-name front side carvers. This one is capable and willing to stand on its own. The I-Beam has a lot of power, especially underfoot, as the full-width metal laminate tapers to the central spine through the forebody and into the tail. This keeps the ski stable and damp while the edges of the skis (that are unencumbered by the metal) are easier to get up on edge and release the turn on the back side. Dark Matter Damping is found in the tips and tails to make up for some of the loss of metal, and this polymer makes the ski feel like a much higher-end product for sure.