I like the "launch pad" effect myself... best day ever for that was on a Madd 170 on super grippy chalk at Waterville valley Monday - a holiday 3 day weekend- it had been perfectly skidded planar by a zillion unskilled snowplowing families. ..loaded it up...launched 18-25 feet laterally with every carve "aired" about 30-40 turns in a row in a single run. You just got this rhythm going... I think the trail was Tippacanoe which fed to tyler too. I still think about hitting that after a holiday of scrapers.....but in the 1990's...there were more low level skiers who made smoooth chalk. There may not be enough 8-14 year skiers who snow plow endlesly anymore...they became snowboarders..