skiing the 114 was a new expierence . the older porohete 106 worked my knee in al sorts of conditionditions! not so with the 114 lively and responsive for a fatter ski easy turn initiation and release in tighter spots and steeper chutes. In alaksa this spring the 114 worked everywhere we took her .very flexible in the tip and tail . feels almost too soft when flexing . then you notice the roundness of the flex. skis like a dream and no more knee twisting . also the hull tip seems like a novelty but the ski went straight and fast down jerrys wall !!