The new 1080s this year are the bomb. The Spaceframe construction does everything to help make this a better ski, such as making it lighter, more stable, stiffer where it needs to be. The carving radius on the skis are still the same if not better than last years. Just becuase they widened the waist of the ski does not mean that they kept the tip and tail the same dimensions. They widened those also, to give the ski better carvability. As far as the Pocket Rockets go, they are just MORE stable, and can actually carve a bigger turn than the 1080s, becuase the dimensions are way bigger (32mm and 25mm difference, tip and tail). One ski that I would not get are the Mad Trix, those things are so damn heavy, it is ridiculous. They would be alright for an all mountain ski, but I cannot stand having that heavy of a ski in general. As far as K2 skis go, they're pretty good, although they tend to be pretty heavy in general. As well, they delam to easily (last year's Enemies did within a couple of days of riding). But whatever you like riding, ride it.