Love my Metron 10's, rockets, very stable at speed on the groomers, amazing edge bite. Having a hard time with them when the snow piles up( not much here in NS). Now some of this has to do with my ability or lack of to ski in bumps and piled up snow. I have to think that a softer ski would help. Local shops sell ski gear, not many opps to demo. Local brands are Atomic, Rossi, Salomon, Head, can't get much else. Doesn't have to be a do it all ski, will still keep the Metrons.