Hi my name is Jess I just got done riding the Blizzard Sheeva 9. This is an advanced to expert level ski. What I love about this ski is this full side wall it’s got, really shows in the turns. It grips just about everything and anything, and it’s really easy to get in and out of turns to maneuver it even when it grips this hard. So usually with these skis you get kind of a railroad effect where the skis will ski you, but these were still extremely responsive for having such great side grips. So anybody who is an advanced to expert level skier, who still might need some of that maneuverability to get in and out of turns quicker, or wants to be able to switch up the terrain that they are riding really fast, this is the perfect ski for you.