1st ride of the season put 110 miles on in the Katadin Maine region on Sun DEC 23. Dropped and road from Millinocket lake. Sled is 2010 Apex LTX GT with Current Tuner ski set up is 4 in carbide inside and 2 in carbide outside: State road about 1 foot of snow, conditions were groomed flat and set up( This is a paved road, wide with sweeping turns): Performance was great, no darting and ski tracked perfect, 0 push, sled handling was REALLY IMPROVED. Baxter park trail Icy conditions, 6 in or so of snow, not groomed, narrow trail with many turns: sled steered much easier at slow speeds and handling was predickedable. still improved ITS 86 to abol bridge and toward Kakajo. groomed with 1 foot of snow with about 4-6 in of fresh snow sinced groomed. trail is narrow with tight twistes with tight wooded areas: same as above with overall performance improved. Grant brook trail out to Joe mary mountain. Plowed hard packed road with major Ice ruts for about 6 miles, Skies worked well and went over and through the ruts with little to no darting! MUCH IMPROVED OVER STOCK After plowed section trail was not groomed with about 2-3 ft of snow. Snow was crusted so the sled would only break through about 3 in at normal speed. Trail was virgin logging roads with some tight wooded areas. sled handled well and was a blast! Hard to judge ski floatation due to crusted, snow but I would say still improved. The ski was improved over stock ski with woodys 6 in dooley in all conditions. I felt very comfortable at all speeds through tight wooded trail and also on the State road at speeds well over 118mph on the dream meter! The ski improved the handling of my apex greatly and really shined on the groomed trail. My arms and shoulders are usually tired or sore after the first ride but not much this year. Greatest improvement I have done the the apex!