Okay I want to win these for Old Boot. the reason is simple, since his motor cycle crash in 2009 he hasn't been able to ski the deep with me. All last season he went to the gatherings and other spots and skied with intermediate skiers, helped out peoples kids and ran groomed intermediate slopes because when he tried the snow, his cartilage injured knee wouldn't hold up, gave too much pain and he couldn't make turns.
After some steroid shots in March he valiantly tried the glacier run with me at Blackcomb and again, ended up having to walk it out from half way down the top part and take a day off skiing again to ski with a friend that was a beginner that came along.
We have skied the powder, heli skied, both taught and done the deep stuff for years on our eastern skis :P. I know fat skis would make it easier and these skis would make it a dream! He currently finds he can only ski on what he calls his old man skis, salamon xwings and finds his monster im 77's too heavy for him, but they don't float like these would. I'm hoping this year his knee is sufficiently recovered but... When we hit the gathering in 2011 with everyone, it would be really sweet if he had pair of skis that floated and assisted in the deep snow that he could maybe handle it a little easier.
He's a great guy and deserves them! That's my reasons for wanting them.