I love the Lord I took a pair out last weekend after we'd gotten about 20" of snow and loved them. They took everything in stride and were able to ski comfortably with my 3yr old on the teaching hill and 10yr old on greens and blue groomers. I skied the morning on the double blacks and in the trees with mid thigh powder and the skis were excellent. They held an edge great on the groomers and made great turns at every speed. I bought a set after I returned the demos and had them mounted with Z12 bindings one ski with the binding weighs only 5lbs. I'm 5'9", weigh 200lbs, and have been skiing for 20yrs and I never experienced the tails washing out as others said. The ski is light underfoot and took everything I threw at it and kept asking for more. I rode the 2012 model ski.