The biggest reaction to the redesigned Influence 115 was that of surprise at how well it carved for such a wide ski. “The Influence surprised me so much. They literally gripped it while I ripped it,” commented one of our larger, faster skiers. “I’m very impressed with this ski.” The Influence was docked slightly in the playfulness category due to its stiff flex pattern, but the flex is also responsible for its high carving points. The ski has generous early rise in the tip, camber underfoot and early rise in the tail.