Further departure from the old style of skiing and skis. It used to be the case that the longer the ski the better you were, and similarly the stiffer the ski the higher you could hold your head. Everybody knows the long ski idea is out the window and no one would consider a pair over head height these days. These Speed 63s from Dynastar do the same for the stiffness factor. They are without a doubt one of the softest skis in the top range categories that I have skied on...and I love it. They still maintain a good torsional stiffness that keeps you on your edge but they just mould themselves to the ground in between turns which makes for one of the easiest transitions between GS style turns I have come across. Combine that softness with a wide tip for earlier grip in the turn and if you lend me a pair of these you wont get them back before the lifts shut.