I dunno that you have it right Mr. Concept. I took mine out for thier very first turns this afternoon. There was 6 inches of new snow this morning, and then it got pretty choppy by afternoon when I got there. I had no problem busting through it, in fact, I had more issues talking the skis into slowing down and making some turns so I didn't get my pass pulled on the first day at that mountain this season. When I managed to regain some control over the skis, they carved suprisingly well for a fat ass ski. I haven't skied the explosiv's but wow, I'm sure happy with my purchase, and I can't wait for a real powder day.
Over time, most people experience life involving love, sufffering, compassion and an uspeakable drive for something new... for me there's skiing, nothing more nothing less and it encompasses everything, every day I'm out there.