this is old but i own the blends and the durability is horrible in my opinion, they had numerous chips in the topsheet and sidewalls after just the first 3 days of riding. i would say they are nice for someone who wants to try their first butters or just getting into park. but other than that they are noodles, they are so soft that they wash out and don't give you pop out of butters. they also have quite a bit of chatter at higher speeds and on ice. all in all i think they are great for someone just entering the park doing their first ollies nollies and butter tricks but other than that i would go for a stiffer ski.