I was in the market for some new cross country skis and was looking for a good "all-arounder" that I could use for both touring through the woods where I live and for also hitting the track. I selected these based on customer reviews from folks that were using them for my same intended purposes. Right from the first day using them I was very pleased with their weight and the stability of the ski over mixed terrain and varied snow conditions. They're also light enough and although a bit wider still sufficiently narrow to fit in the track for traditional cross country skiing. I highly recommend these ski for anyone looking for a good ski for having fun and doing some training and at the right price. I also purchased a pair of the Rossi XS OT cross country boots at the same time and love em. They were the perfect match for this ski and certainly add to the overall stability when cruising off the track. Keep Moving and Have Fun!