luv my VCT's. super poppy, I'd say it was all a matter of skiing style, the vct's are for sure gonna handle any soft snow condition better, and if u charge i would def go vct. if u ski almost all park and like to make alot of turns with little effort, not the skis for u. def like to be driven hard, and let run. the faster u go the better the skis perform. As far as groomed they can handle anything if u nuke it.