Seriously fun ski. They rip on the groomers. I used to race and like a ski that has a lot of power. These do not give the pop acceleration of a race ski but considering their powder orientation (rocker tip) its impressive the punch they pack. In the deep stuff they ride to the top allowing you to get over the tips and drive the full flex of the ski with out having the tips dive on you. They make quick emergency turns in the trees as fast as you can think. Now for the bad. The cap construction is weak. If you like to hammer rocky faces and smash stumps these skies will have structural problems (from my experience). Where there should be a vertical side wall the resin cracks peels up and exposes the core. I have constantly had to keep adding epoxy to keep the core from being exposed to water, stop splitting, and keep it all together.