yup my ep's pretty much took over as my main park ski, they are amazing! you can butter anything like crazy, your tips arent all catchy on take offs, and the rocker lets you press out so far on rails and stuff, plus they have a ton of pop which suprised me.
they arent great for going through the park doing 9's and 10's off the jumps, then like 450's on and off rails. you ski the park totally different. like if theres a jump line of 3 jumps ill do one normal, butter the knuckle of the next, and use the side of the jump as a take off on the next. any little roller you see you can hold nose butters for like 3 seconds, off smaller rails you can land in a butter and do some butter combo off. for barrel bonks you can press the shit out of them. you can do like surfer slash to butter combo's even off knuckles, like slash but get really back on your tails, whip it around to your noses and butter 5 out. on lower rails you can even like nose butter to pop the tails up over the rail, get on the rail and slide it. and this is me, just some random dude thats ok at skiing, when more people start doing it its gonna get crazy.
so yeah its definatly better, ive been hitting 40-50 footers and as long as you land sorta centered theres no problems, you would really have to land far backseat to fuck up, but then riding out of a jump in a butter is sweet! its like surfing, skating, snowboarding, and skiing all rolled into one, it just opens up so many possibilities, i dont look at jumps the same anymore, instead of seeing one and thinking ok ill ride up do a 5 or something and thats it, i look at the entire jump setup, the landing, the sides of the landing, the sides of the take off, the knuckle and try to think of some wierd way to hit it