The 106-waisted Sorcerer is designed to be manageable on hardpack, but excel in crud in and powder. Goode employs its Rising Rocker design, which is a gradual full-length bend intended to make the ski buoyant, smooth-riding and loose-feeling in powder and crud. Goode builds its wider skis with progressively softer flexes for improved powder performance. Construction: wood core with all-carbon-fiber torsion box. Goode made a radical change in its layups for 2012, going with wood cores, instead of foam, in all of its cores. Testers were greatly impressed by the difference in performance, enjoying the extra heft of wood core Goodes, which have improved tracking and stability but retain the quickness of carbon-construction.