There aren't too many user reports on the new Venture DX badge, although there are a few for the other older DX variants of the Viper. I'm looking pretty hard at this sled and also comparing its AC cousins the Pantera 7000 and XT. It seems that the DX could gain some off-trail handling with a deeper lug track and some mountain or VK skis, but the Pantera XT has beastly skis to begin with. My usage will definitely have some off-trail, so some flotation and paddling is useful. Any thoughts would be welcome.