I really didn't know what to expect before i took my first run, but one thing i noticed right away was how stable these skis are. I mean When you first feel the skis on your feet you assume that because of how light they are, that they must really chatter when riding with any sort of speed. But, to the contrary i found they are a Really solid ski, and make skiing that much easier. The next thing i noticed was that they had a nice amount of pop and made popping off an urban style lip super easy and enjoyable, even when popping onto a normal rail its like you don't have to move your legs much to get on. So next year when these skis start selling to the public i hope some of you NSers pick these up! Great skis, great quality, muy divertida!!