The longer, stiffer N168 really shines when skiing at high speeds. But don’t be intimidated…the 168 is soft enough for most intermediate skiers. A stiffer flex builds kinetic energy throughout the turn leading to a lively and fun propulsion from one turn to the next. The N168 is the true all-mountain ski. Powder, bumps, or trees – the N168’s responsiveness delivers fun in every type of snow or terrain.