As a strong agressive skier that typically skis a 167, I was a little nervous taking this ski out in a 152. I was incredibly amazed at the stability, edge grip and smoothness of this ski. I pushed this ski as hard as I could on groomed, ungroomed, through crud and in bumps and never felt like it wasn't enough ski for me even at the shorter length. The edgehold was great, easily made long and short radius turns and the waveflex made it a dream in the bumps. It was so easy to ski - the turns were effortless and my legs never got tired.