"This ski is the real deal. Big, fat, and stiff for the biggest of big mountain skiing. Compare these to the Monster 102. They look the same and are only 1mm narrower but the two skis are worlds apart. The 103 Team is much stiffer and heavier and likes to be in the wide open where it can let loose with big powerful turns. Get this one if you meet one of the above: take a helicopter to access terrain or live in a ski town and get to enjoy the big powder days."