Dynastar' s Speed series is designed for hardpacked and groomed conditions. Skis from this series are true carvers built just like a World Cup race skis except with a bit rounder turn radiuses and slightly softer flexes for the recreational skier. The Cross is a carbon copy of the Speed Course TI with a slightly less aggressive construction to make it a friendlier, everyday carving ski. It' s built like a giant slalom ski so it will prefer high-speed, mid-radius turns. Intermediate to expert carving skiers should enjoy the Cross.