My wonderful girlfriend hooked me up with an awesome Christmas present this year! I have been itching to get a pair of powder skis for the last few years now. You might think "Why does he need a pair of powder skis back east?" Great question, but I have ridden these bad boys 4 times now and they are "sick" in the crud we're used to back east. They also turn smoothly and are very light. It doesn't hurt they have a picture of a trout on them either! "The Tazlina delivers exceptionally stable performance on hard snow, but still has the support you need to push through deep, off-piste snow conditions. With the H2OG 'Lay Down' design combining powder ski shape with carving ski performance, the Tazlina will float through powder but is still responsive enough to feel confident arcing turns on crud and challenging hard snow conditions." They couldn't be more accurate with this description. Needless to say I will be riding these guys hard until March 4th when we venture out to Colorado for some freshies! Thanks Mindy!