I haven't had my F7 snopro on the trails yet, but on all zr's I have had, ski lift was a beautiful thing. When the outside ski is biting hard and the inside ski hovering slightly over the trail, you know you are getting it! I expect my Firecat to provide a similar sensation. If that is true, stop beeetchin' and ride. You didn't buy a Firecat to ride like you are on a cruiser, did you?