Having skied both the 88 and 94, I didn't feel a signifcant difference in strength between them and I definately don't feel the ski is dumbed down at all. One of my ski buddys out here, a recent guest on SkiTalk Live, Robbie Huntoon, besides skiing a WC SL a lot has the The Enforcer 88 as a regular Palisades ski, and Robbie is far from a lighter less powerful skier.Everybody posting so far on these skis is focusing on the width. I skied these two skis back-to-back yesterday and there's a lot more going on here. The 88 isn't simply a narrower 94. These skis are very different; like night and day. The 88 has been significantly "detuned". According to the rep it has a thinner core and it feels like it. The 94 is much smoother, damper, more stable. It feels like a much more substantial ski. The 88 would be fine for a lighter less powerful skier.