Good as always! Ripstick and Lumen 99 are on my radar now for sure.
ETA--the Lumen have a really big turn radius. I tend to shy away from that, but the other comments on that ski align with what I like. Are they easily maneuverable in tight spaces or easy to make tight turns on by choice, or does that turn radius make them prefer bigger, open turns?
They are actually very maneuverable because of the long tail rocker. They won't make quick carving turns very easily, but they pivot and smear very well, which in my opinion gives them a great feel in tight terrain.
Thanks, will do! I ski Tahoe (Squaw/Alpine) so it's a lot of Sierra cement. I think I should be able to find both to demo.
Def want something with metal to replace my current daily driver which is the SA 100 pre-metal version. I have it in the 161, but I'm 5'1" and am considering going to the smaller size (153/4) in the SA and MB because of the weight of the metal, swing weight, and maneuverability.