The ski is very smooth and forgiving. It's the perfect tool for intermediate skiers. The Trace 98 is a pure freeride ski. Riding on groomers is no problem but due to its fairly wide waist the ski has a strong bias towards powder runs. The ski is available from 156 to 172cm. The ski is very agile and performs well in all sizes of turn radius - both long and short. The radius ranges from 16.50 m to 17.50 m (depending on the length of the ski).