while the Sammy C. is classified as a "park & pipe" ski, its tip and tail width allow it to ride relatively well on all aspects of the mountain, ranging from groomers to slushy spring snow to moderate powder. While it will struggle with deep powder, it is to be expected and is no shortcoming consider its riding purpose. The skis prominent features are its durability and pop. Being heavily abused by East Coast conditions ranging from rocks to ice to rails it has held up well with few minor edge cracks. In terms of pop and explosiveness in the park it has also outshined many other skis of its class. While all skis may start with relatively good pop, their durability factors in after about half a season of excessive abuse and often times this can be detrimental, however, the Sammy C. is affected little.