I cannot agree with you more... took them on a ten day trip from Wolf Creek skiing 5 day old chopped up tree pow to Snowbird where I skied the most variable conditions ever (hardpack, crust, powder, crud) back to Wolf Creek where I skied a 50 inch 3 day storm cycle. They did it ALL and even clocked out at 60mph on a groomer. Super quick in the trees... sometimes I have to remind myself I am skiing a HUGE ski because they turn effortlessly. Quick flick of the heel and the back pivots to scrub speed in tight trees. Cannot recommend these enough!!!