Hi my name is Thom I just got done riding the Head V-Shape V6 SW Light. This is a very, very cool new ski. This is the replacement for the Instinct series, which I had always really enjoyed and this thing comes through and just completely out performs that. It is definitely aimed at your on trail skier who is looking to push their carving game really wants to learn proper and solid technique to then be able to challenge the rest of the mountain. Incredibly lightweight, full sidewall set up that gives you a ski that is so easy to turn but incredibly stable on edge for a ski of this caliber. For that guy who has rented maybe a handful of times or has a strong skating background, or is just athletic and really wants to commit to the sport, this would be an incredible way to start and really develop solid technique.