My son skied it last Saturday and said it had more life then my AX3's, was quick edge to edge and liked big air. I see your new here, my son is 16y/o x-racer out of Okemo's team after 6 years on it and now teaches. He knows what he likes and skis at a higher level then most of us will ever be able to achieve. If he liked it I'm sure it's enough ski for us. I happened to be riding the lift over him as he was flying down the run. I could tell he trusted the ski.