these are magic skis! THey call me from thecar and tell me it is time for them to take me skiing.THey anticipate my every turn and then save me when I have not thought to turn. They float over the most amazing variable eastern snow without a thought,and when they find powder, the scream for joy. When I am exhausted , they ski me home. I have never had such a fantastic pair of boards.They are almost dangerous, calling me to places I would never have dreamed of skiing before. I just wish I had the pair with the bear head on them! These have some wierd shipwreck and fishing shanties on them??? But I love them anyway!