I am a 15 year ski instructor and got a pair of Rossi Experience 88's at the end of last season. They rip everywhere. Just think turn and they go. Powder, crud, bumps, frozen chicken heads, groomers and hard pack. They were a little grabby on chalk until I detuned the tips and tails. This is a great ski for strong intermediates and up. I am 6' 170# and ski a 178 cm.