The North Shore series is meant for speed and power. This series was designed to have skier who want to push the limits of the mountain. Having longer rocker in the tip for float in the deep and a powerful tail to stomp any cliff. The North Shores come in 108mm and 114mm waist widths. If your local resort had more hard pack then powder and you need to skin out to side country destinations the 108 is your weapon of choice. If you find yourself in deep snow more then not and still like to carve your way back to the lift pick up the 114s.