i dont know about next years', but this years' (04/05) pe are stiffer than the scratch fs's if that helps. the pe's just feel more burly, but they are also noticably heavier than the scratches. i love my pe's though.
I would rather discover a single fact, even a small one, than debate the great issues at length without discovering anything at all. -- Galileo Galilei, c. 1640
seanPISTOL, i think that foam core sucks becasue i don't have the money to buy a new pair of skis each season. I was told by a stockist of rossignol that they are starting to make their skis with foam cores, so people have to buy new skis each season. I have the scratch BC's with the creme colour topsheet. they are wood core. And last years BC's are foam core.