Even though APO closed its doors, that does not mean its riders stopped shredding. I got a killer deal on these sticks after my mom talked down the ski shop manager at Ski Company Buffalo. The ski itself is 104 at the waist and has a full wood core, and surprisingly carves fairly well. This is not really a powder ski however, as it appears as though there is not really that much rocker. If you are looking for an incredibly heavy, not poppy, overly wide groomer ski then the Rocko is for you!! This ski gets a 5/10.