Head's new ERA 3.0 technology—essentially rocker, radius and rebound—blends together tip rocker, a progressive radius and vibration-absorbing Intellifibers in the tip for better edge contact. "Easy and smooth, yet totally powerful," said Alder. "If you like to rip at high speed, this is your machine." The 79 mm-waisted ski has a sandwich construction with lower-density, lightweight wood in the center of the ski and PowerRail binding technology, which adapts to the flex of the ski. Testers found the ski to be damp and trustworthy and gave it high marks for stability. "Don't get in the back seat," cautioned Sutton. "Engage the front of this ski and it's fun, agile and adapts to different terrain and turn shapes."