These skis are the most fun ski I think I have ever ridden on. They make quick turns and are very responsive, they performed very well in softer conditions and slush, but still kept a solid edge on the hard stuff. If I could change the ski I would make it longer, but I am also 6'3''. they are softer than the stingers, and the pop comes from a little further in the ski, but they are still very springy. There is a consistent flex that makes buttering, manuals and nose manuals, and presses come naturally to the ski. As a side note, HG is the most costumer friendly business I have ever encountered. Everyone should support small businesses, and HG is in my opinion the best choice possible.