"It's the love child between a Smart Car and a Subaru," Gleich quipped. "Light, fuel efficient and handles the run reliably." Testers scored the Elite Light high marks for carving, praising its ease of entry and exit into the turn as well as its light and lively personality. The Exclusive Elite has a 72-millimeter waist, vertical sidewalls and lightweight paulownia wood and composite core designed to reduce weight. Former racer, Brown Brent said it was "bouncy at speed and better suited for All-Mountain cruisers." Curtis called it "super easy and comfortable. Most anyone can have a great day on this ski."