The AR7 has been Armada's flagship park ski since the brand started, and it has stayed in the lineup due to its outstanding ability to shred the entire mountain in a confident fashion. I have owned 2 pairs of AR7's and they have been through the grinder each and every day. This is the ski that I really began to excel quickly with...especially in the park. Ive skied many brands, from K2, Surface, Line, Atomic, and J skis. Nothing compares to the AR7's durability all over the mountain. I spend most days lapping keystone all day, and the AR7 is such a stable and poppy ski that has withstood a serious beating compared to anything else Ive tried. That being said, the AR7 does not perform well in deep powder, which is expected with the stiffness and full camber. Ive skied the 2011 model, 2014, and now 2016. Each update is subtle(as with most skis) and an improved swing weight in each update. If you want a ski thats stable on park features and just about anything on the mountain, this is the ski that will help you do that with ease.