Hi my name is Thom I just got off of the Rossignol Hero Elite Plus Ti. This is definitely your on trail ripper ski. Definitely aimed at somebody who has some type of racing back ground and wants a ski that is just absolutely going to rail a turn. With the new line control technology this thing is just super, super stable on edge. Tons of grip, really, really damp and powerful, but real quick transition edge to edge and super lively kind of as you exit and re enter the next turn. Tons of engagement, its definitely not for a skier who is looking for a versatile all mountain ski, but for somebody who is an advanced to expert level skier that wants an on trail ripping ski – this is absolutely it.