I'm a level 9+, ski 50+ days a year, 48 years young, 155 lbs, almost all skiing at Mammoth. I already have a pair of Blizzard X's (basically cafeteria trays with bindings attached) and was looking for a second powder ski for the days when there's two hours of pow, then beat up crud and having to take a groomer back to more pow stashes, so I thought the goats would be perfect for that. In other words, when most of the pow is beat up I'd get back on my AC4's. So if they're a little less floaty in pow and a little better on the hard pack, is that still what I really want? Hmmm, I'll have to demo the new ones again, but would sure appreciate more chiming in!