To all of you who wrote "stiff", haha.. they are not stiff.. but they are just not as flexible as the invaders.. Head skiis are stiff.. not alphas! haha
The alpha 2 is muuuch softer and perfect for butters and jibbs, The alpha 1 is more of a ski for skiing really fast and hit big jumps, since it's stiffer it is easyer to land huge airs with them.
Ive got both the alpha 1 and the alpha 2 and they are the best skiiis i have ever used, no doubt.. and yeah iv'e tried a loods of different skiis!
Hopefully you will find som solid skiis for next year! good luck!