Even though it has a 116 mm waist, the Rahu skis like a wide-waisted GS ski. "It can turn quick but it excels at big GS smears," said Mahon. "It butters turns better than any, but keep it in the soft snow for best results." Tip and tail rocker add flotation to the Rahu, but it's the unique core material that makes the ski light and responsive: A mix of carbon, wood and carbon steel in a torsion box construction creates a lightweight ski that feels damp, smooth, and according to Adams, "very stable and aggressive. Have patience and it will hold."