Read the Review Transcript: Hi I'm Brad. I just got off of the Salomon Threat. I give this ski 3.5 stars. You know for $349 It's actually a pretty solid ride. Definitely does not like high speeds. Your beginner to intermediate rider would be awesome on these. They're light weight. They've got a little bit more sidecut than someone of the other ski at this price in the twin are. They definitely grip, they hold an edge farily well. They definitely get caught up when you're trying to turn around and ski swtich. So if you're a guy who's looking to start to ride backward this will probably hang you up a little bit more than you want. Again definitely your beginner to intermediate skier if you like to ski fast and make bigger turns the ski is not going to hold up, it's going to chatter toom uch for you.