> > Has anyone used skis that combine the best of both world, great > >carving and stable high speeds? > > > > > > K2 Four > I'll pop out of lurk mode for a moment... I LOVE my new K2 Merlin V's...They carve like there's no tomorrow and they're rock solid at warp velocity. That's why I bought em. I love to blast along then dive into a carve...and they'll do it without a complaint or the vibration I found on the other "shape" skis I tried. -Jason PS...regarding moving to Colorado...I'm currently looking at that very possiblity. I'm sick and tired of the wishy-washy winters here in RI. And unfortunately I can't seem to locate a good computer systems admin job up north (Vt, NH, Maine?).