The shop accidentally mounted my new sticks with risers. I hate how it skis and I notice it all the time when I use them, but I could definitely see why people would prefer it. Its noticeably easier to drive my skis into turns with them but they are still pretty low to the ski. If I had the money to remount them, I would take them off but its not a deal breaker. I just know what I like and I can immediately tell if its different from what I like. They still ski fine in the park and such.