My rep let me ride them at the end of the season. I get a chance to ride lots of skiis (i work at a shop and am sponsored by another one) so I get a chance to ride lots of skiis. In my opinion, they're the most versatile fat skis around. IN the east I'm not sure how often you really need a ski like this. Last year's Tweaks were a lil squirly in powder. This years sould be much better but if there's a lot, the wide underfoot of the Stomp is key (especially landing fakie and learning rails). If you want a more versatile ski for the east that actually carves nicely and is really responsive, hit up the Tweak. If you're doing lots of backcountry airs, get the Stomp.