I've ridden them and I love 'em, so I got a pair, I don't know if I would say more stiff that last year but more stable. Love'n the ski, of course looks great and either going to put on a 4FRNT binding or look jib-wide,(brushed black look) go for it, sick skis
Good for park poppy on jumps, but anything else they're unresponsive and i didnt really like them. I'd get the AR6 anyday over it. i think freeskier agreeed but i cant really remember.