"I was very impressed by this ski, to say the least. It absolutely made mincemeat out of tough to ski windpack and wind lips, as well as cut up crud. In bumps, it was extremely maneverable (very soft bumps, that is) and in the trees, assuming I was on a few inches of snow, it allowed me to carve through the trees. This ski totally steepened the mountain for me: now I can ski anywhere, instead of picking areas that only have enough pitch to sustain my momentum. Pitch is not really an issue on these skis, at least in moderate snow. They really impressed me at speed: I hauled ass down the Cirque, which on skiers left has built up to around 40 degrees with wind loading."