You're entitled to 5 sick days per year; they should all be spent on these. I love these skis for anything from spring skiing, to days in the trees, to a few inches of freshies. They even worked well for a surprise deep day in Park City. They are light, so you can throw them around for really tight turns, but damp enough to be stable at high speeds. I think some people even use them for touring, but I haven't done that with these yet. If you you're a directional skier that likes to pressure the tips, then mount them at the recommended point. If you're more of a centered stance skier and like a little bit extra tail to ollie with, then you can mount them 1-2 cm more forward than the recommended point.