This is my first time on Armadas and I love them, my friend has the Hellbents and I can easily ski as much powder as him and ski switch with ease. These skis are the best powder ski I have ever ridden, they float so much and you have complete control over them. But the part that amazes me is skiing the crud and the groomers they handle so well in the crud I feel like I'm on a different ski. And on the groomers they don't make it a challenge to get on edge and the don't rattle at all. They are a different ski entirely. But if you are looking for a backcountry powder ski don't let the fact that they handle so well in other conditions hold you back I think these are so good in the super deep I'm taking them heli-skiing in a few weeks. I hoped this helped your decision on these skis. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND these skis for anyone who likes so ski at a resort where they can find some good back country/side country skiing or even the person who heli/cat skis once in a while. This is defiantly one of the most versatile skis ever. 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.