I have been skiing on a Goode 9700 with powershells for the past 18 months until the handle hit my ski last week and cracked it in half! I am thinking of trying something more durable (non carbon) such as the F1 but was wondering if there is any difference between the 2008 and 2009 other than graphics. I don't want to crack a $1000+ ski every year or two. My other question is whether anyone has any experience using Goode Powershells on a Connelly F1? Thanks for any input.