After deciding to get back into the sport after a 20 year hiatus, I bought all new equipment this year. My old friend owns the ski shop and explained how ski technology had changed in 20 years. On his recommendation, I bought the Tigershark. I must say, I was a little anxious my first couple runs on the new equipment. That didn't last long! The Tigersharks are stable, quick and turn great. All without the Power Switch turned "on." Turn the Power Switch on for icy conditions or when you really want to carve some turns. The only gripe is the price. But hey, Volkl has always been top end and the Tigershark is definitely the most advanced ski on the market.