I ski the Red Sled about once every couple years and enjoy it. However, I have maintained some old school methods and can ski it pretty much how I used to (about 4 - 5 years worth). But that particular ski has to be ordered, not just told, what to do and if you don't it will mess you up. I meant it as a heads up to nostalgia freaks with perfectly good knees at the moment. In the eighties ("welcome to the 1980's") people were used to long skis, unweighting, heel thrust, skating, stepping, airplane turns.....Nowdays, not so much and that's the danger. The first day on my Arcs two things happened: I came to a long high speed terrain following turn, made a fairly weak move to turn, and the skis just kept tracking....straight ahead. whoa!! I laughed and said: I'm going to need a much stiffer boot.
epilogue: went out and got some Flexon Comps and secretly wished I had bought the Rossi SM's, the other popular ski of the day. We did reach an understanding eventually, the Red Sleds and I, and now the Atomic's probably have more classic value, like a muscle car.