I bought the Blizzard Bonafide last year, and I loved em. Loved em until I switched skis with a buddy for his Souls a few weeks ago. Three days later I put my Bones on Ebay and got the Souls with Look Pivot 14s. Here's why: The Bones are great, fun, destroy crud and float like a dream. But after trying the Souls it was like going from driving a Buick to driving an S6. 4-5 turns and I went "oh sh!t" - I knew I could not go back. I skied a double black, ripped cordurouy under the lifts, found some untouched stuff in the trees, and did three bump runs. They blew me away like no other ski since the XScream, way back when. Most skis at 98 and more under foot that I have skied feel like they want you to pivot your turns, and throw you up and out a little in transition. I felt like the Souls carve, by contrast. These things are just crazy playful, agile, etc. And for the guys saying they chatter? I dunno . . . my SkiTracks program says I hit 68mph on the cordurouy GS run, and there was zero chatter. I'm 5'11, 190, and I was on the 180s, which is what I later bought. They were good enough at speed, and I like trees and bumps, so that's why I went 180 over 188. It's 4 inches. If you're not competing, I just don't buy the idea that you will miss the length if you're in the general size range. So buy what your gut tells you. Unless you're doing mostly GS stuff. In that case, you're on the wrong ski altogether, and I have some old neon green Dyna Coupe DuMonde GS in 205 in my garage I can sell you. Hope this review helps.