"This ski is spring loaded and ready to rip almost humming with potential energy. The 8.1, with the categorys highest score for rebound, is a zippy ride. With a full wood core and vertical sidewalls, this addition to Blizzards growing womens line is anything but watered down.This includes Blizzards new Slider binding, too: same instant power transfer, but it quickly switches out for AT or tele bindings. Talk about a one ski quiver. Quick in the fall line; arcs short turns, Forland said. "