I've ridden most of this year's freeskiing skis, but this is my all-time favorite. It carves anything, POWNs (Power-OWNs) the powder, crud, ice, whatever. They get a touch jittery at high speed, but since they are quite a bit stiffer than the Pistol it holds together decently well. What it lacks in ultra-high-speed stability though, it more than makes up for in other areas. It should also be noted that this ski does NOT chatter on the groomed, only on variable terrain at super-man speeds. The progressive sidecut makes it easy to rally lots of different turn radii, and it is easy to break into a skid if you need to (the benefit of the narrower tail).