The Patent was a ski that admittedly I wasn't expecting to enjoy. Initially I thought it would be too much on the stiff and straight side of things, but I could have been more wrong. This mid-fat ski is light and has a lively spring to it that I really enjoy out of a ski. When you lay it on edge, it will carve where you want and if you're accidentally in deeper snow without your fatties, its got enough heft that you'll get the most of of your day. In the park, the flex pattern allows you to bend them when you want to get your butter on, but are still stiff enough that if you're doing bigger jumps and carrying speed you won't find them unstable. I wouldn't exactly call them a pipe master due to their width, but when you're riding pipe like you should be, you're best to look for more of a pipe-specific ski.