Very particular question. I have a pair of Contact 4x4's that I skied last two years. However, I've always felt they were a lot of work. I like the performance generally and the feel a lot...but I think they could be quicker and easier to ski. I'm moving into fewer days rather than more, and that exacerbates the burliness of the 4x4's. Recently, I found (without looking) a pair of new Contact Cross skis at a very good price. Is it worth it to move? Are the Cross like the 4x4 but easier and quicker, like I think? Keep the signature feel of Dynastar? I have other, soft snow skis, so these would be only for eastern hardpack and groom.