Remember when powder skis were 90mm underfoot and a nightmare on firm snow? How quickly the world changes. The SideShow is actually for those who ski more firm snow than soft. Though still admirable in powder, the metal laminate sidewall construction will etch laser sharp arcs on translucent hardpack that will leave the racers gawking. It's also light enough that you won't be surprised when you see it utilized as a powerful, high performance touring tool.