I got the PRs off ebay because I was in college and poor, and I loved them. They are soft, yes, but they are quick to turn, lightweight but fat enough to handle Mt. Hood's powder, which is what I used thme for. When I'm out freeskiing or in the park, I don't really want a super stiff, heavy ski, ala the SuperAxe Equip 3v factory skis I used to race on, you couldn't bend those bitches a bit. I want a ski that I can throw around and be quick with, but big enough and heavy enough to handle steeps, cliffs, powder, and crud. For me that was the pocket rocket. The Karmas are awsome skis, no doubt about that, but for my tastes they are overly heavy and stiff. Last year, I skied the Elan 777, Atomic SugarDaddy, Dynastar Nobis Intuiv, and some other lightweight twins, so I got on some other skis to compare. Some of those are pretty heavy skis too if I recall.