ight my friend so i did some research for ya. the 160's weigh 6.2lbs. a good comaprison to that is the line anthem its about the same side cut and wieghs 8 lbs. so its a pretty light ski. as far as flex icelantic uses poplar cores so it will be super strong and durable. i dont think its will be noodle but it will have a nice medium soft flex pattern. hope this helps ya!