The Talisman basically exists for one purpose: Fun. In that, they sort of reminded me of a skateboard; short, poppy and playful but arguably not all that practical. They will work perfectly for certain skiers, especially when you combine the characteristics of the ski with that rail warranty. For me that would be skiers on smaller hills, those riding indoors or playful skiers anywhere with very park heavy ski days and a preference for a wider ski. Definitely look in to these if you think you fit that description. They might not be what I would typically have thought of as 'my kind of ski' but I ended up having a ton of fun skiing them. For the right skier, the Talisman might just be a game changer.