It seems like there may really be something to these new skis. We've just moved into drysuits here in Massachusetts, which might not seem conducive to season bests, but nevertheless:
My regular ski partner, @MikeT
, has had a distinct uptick in performance with his new Goode XTR, and is knocking hard at running -38, with several 5s and 4s, both season bests.
And with my back finally (mostly) healed, I'm starting to unleash the power of the Denali c-65! I had already run more -35s with it than the rest of the season, but then yesterday I registered a new season high with a full 3 @ -38.
Looking forward to more fun and more buoys with this thing in the limited time before we have to call it a season, usually around the first week of November.