Thanks Yuki , this is valuable , reference point for mi . I am 5'4" and weigh 130 lbs. Needed good ski for icy conditions ( I ski mostly in Italian Dolomites , the kingdom of artificial snow ) . Ordered new SL FIS version ( 156 ) with VIST WCA plate and LOOK Px binding . Demoed this FIS version a week ago in Val Gardena , skied (simultan.) also on my " old " SL 06/07 . In my opinion the new ones are not much better but a bit more versatile and , such feeling , all best qualitis of old one are a bit amplified in the new genre , mean : stability at speed and hold . The only bad : my knees still remember that fabulous week : snow , sun , wine , girls and best boards !