used my previous set for 5 seasons. let my snapon rep try them on his wife's vector as she was complaining about hard steering. she rode all weekend with them and had no complaints. bonus for her hubby is that she wanted to keep riding and the weekend before she was willing to sell the sled. sold the experienced set to him and ordered new set last Monday. they arrived Friday but missed courier, so I got them Monday. I destroy a set of carbides a year and the skis held up well to my abuse. thanks for the fast shipping and making a great product.