My son skis on these and loves them. He is 5'5", 90 lbs, 16 years old and a strong level 8 skier. He demo'ed a number of skis last spring and decided definitively that these were the ones for him. I would generalize to say that these are very versatile yet forgiving skis for advanced skiers who are light in weight. He skis exclusively in the west (Vail, Copper, etc), all types of terrain and conditions, and also skied on them in NZ last summer (their winter). The 71 mm width provides plenty of float in the deep stuff for a person of little mass (they are probably the equivalent of something at least 10 mm wider for a 150lb person- search an old thread by physicsman here for more about that), yet is easy to get on edge.