Prepare yourself. Skis do not look like they used to. Small upstart companies are building amazing new products. Icelantic is an American born company making boards in Colorado. The graphics are amazing, and the skis are awesome. The Nomad is 140 in the shovel and 105 under foot. it is a super stable platform, and this model has just the right amount of rocker to help it initiate turns with ease. It also has a solid P tex sidewall, that helps it grip at higher speeds. The topsheet is super durable, so it can withstand all the smacking on the hill. If you haven't felt an icelantic ski,you have to check em out on your next visit.