i have a pair of 2010 afterbangs and i haveto say that they are not worth buying. at first they are a great ski but once you break them in they are just too buttery. yes they are a fun, flexy ski that are great for jibbing and buttering but thats about it. they do terrible in all mountain but they are great for rails and boxes. i find they are heavy and you really notice that while spinning. i would definately go for the anthems.