After trying a variety of skis this last season ranging from Volkl Shiros (which were one of the best skis I have ever used) to the K2 Obsethed (which I was not a fan of), I finally tried the 115's on a powder day with around 15" @ Schweitzer in North Idaho (home resort). Instantly I was amazed at their ability to rip down the groomed ridge to hit the backside. No floppy tips as my speed increased, and they were able to turn on a dime to pop in and out of the non-locals (gotta hate even though I know they keep the resort alive :) ). As soon as I got to my "warm up" run of the day I dropped into the trees and was blow away at skis ability to float while still giving me enough of a technical challenge to keep it interesting. This was one of my major complaints about the Shiros; while I loved the skis I felt they made it too easy. I don't want the ski to do all work for me. By the end of the run I knew this was the pair for me. As many others have stated, you have to open these skis up. The minute you hesitate is the minute they make you pay, but I think that is point of a big powder ski. You should be challenged every turn, or whats the point!