The access is not a ski you will see a lot of Newschoolers riding. It's just not deemed "cool." If you care about your ski look more then your skiing, then don't buy this ski. However I will say These are some of the best "do it all" skis out there. I've ridden 5' pow, stomped 20'ers, learned spins, and skied some shitty spring days on these skis. They managed to do all of this without being uncomfortable. However, because of the access's all over personality, it doesn't really do anything exceptionally well. In powder there to stiff and don't have enough camber, the tips are to heavy for park skiing, and they don't have the pop for boosting off big natural features. However, these are the most versatile skis I've ridden in the 100 waist category. If you really want a ski that can do EVERYTHING semi well, get these, and mount them +2 of the manufactures mount.