i know these have gotten mixed reviews but i just tried them in a foot of fresh in Breck and i loved them. They are the fattest skis i've been on but they are not difficult to swing around by any means. I skied the 178's and they skied more like 170s given the rocker. Took them on cruisers, steeps, and trees and was very satisfied. I usually ski the s86's as i live in the east but i really did love the s7's in the powder.