Hi I’m Thom and I just got off the Rossignol Smash 7. I give this ski 4 out of 5 stars. It is a really unique ski for that kind of teenager getting out of rental getting out of junior. Or that kind of athletic beginner who is going to want to explore a little more of the mountain, than just sticking to the groomed trails. The waist width, you’ve got a platform that is really stable, really predictable. It’s never going to do anything that surprises you. With the shape of this ski it gets up on edge really easy, but it also skids and smears turns so it is going to allow you to get really confident. It does get a little shaky at speed, it doesn’t hold the best edge at speed, but again what we’re looking for is a confidence inspiring ski that any beginner skier can get on and have a really good time and have something that is wide enough and versatile enough to explore the entire hill. 4 out of 5 stars.