gotta admit, I also didn't read the humor in the short post either... after I read it, I was thinking of slamming the idea of taking laps on groomers as way to know if a ski like this works well, but I"m glad I didn't... it would have been kinda like telling people to take up bowling if they can't ski a ski well...
I have been a nordica fan over the years, between my kastle mx98, I think i've had more nordi's in the last 10 years then any other brand, and right now, 3 out of 4 family members are on nordicas (4 out of 6 skis in the garage), 3 of them hell and back generation (nemesis, belle to belle, hellnback).
I really like how the handb does everything, but don't love the way it "feels" while doing it. I was hoping they would add the metal back in, and some minor tweaks, but it sounds like the nrgy is quite different and divisive.
I hope to try it out, Phil, laps in the chutes at rose tomorrow? or west face laps?