Last season, Black Diamond stiffened the rockered tip of the Megawatt and lengthened the edge contact for a tighter turn radius. This year, a latticework layer of carbon fiber reduces weight. The result? "A playful ski that's dedicated to the deep days," said Maybon. "But pay attention on hard snow days because it's made to slay pow." Along with the 125 mm waist, the inner workings remain the same—a poplar and birch core, torsion box construction and Formula One Technology, which adds ribs to the top of the ski in strategic areas to retain rigidity while reducing mass. "This ski is really fun in snow that you can travel sideways through. It's my kind of smear campaign," said Sutton.