I live in P.A. I'm 5'9. I ski mostly all park. I like to butter, but I don't want any thing real soft so I don't wash out on landings. I love the pipe. I do rails, but I'm not one of those people whoes all about them, but I still don't want my skis to break because of too much rail sliding. I had the 04/05 scratch fs last year,but they were too soft.