Ok thanks Greg, I just read you reviews of the different SL skis. You may have been right about the tune on the Salomons as I actually found the opposite compared with the Volks, where the Volkls seem to hold an edge really well but I didn’t feel as confident with the Salomons. Since this is our off season I only get a chance to ski every 2 weeks or so. I’m a pretty crap skier, and by the time I hauled my jetlagged butt up the mountain, sorted my left from right foot, and finally got myself organised the snow had softened quite a bit, so probably not a good test. Mind you I skied some Elans a couple of years back under similar circumstances and darned if they weren’t magic from the first turn; obviously there’s the right ski for everyone out there somewhere.