I totally agree with this. Tghe SC seemed like it made only one type of turn when getting it, which it did well. The AX was not as much of a carver, but has better do it all capabilities. I work for Jans in Park City, and since my first Stöckli ride I have always been in love with the brand. I own the Laser GS only because we have a house account. Even at 50% off it is still $600. let alone the plate and a decent binding. They are like a luxury exotic race car!The AX and SC are quite similar. But I like the tip of the SC over the AX. AX may be a touch more versatile, but the SC is plenty versatile to start with for what I need in a ski like this. The tip bites earlier in the turn and provides better feedback. If my needs were a shade more "all-mountain frontside ski that is a capable carver" instead of "frontside carver capable of all-mountain conditions" then I would get the AX instead. The AX is a popular teaching ski for that reason; it can be skied in any condition, slow or fast. Different shades of a similar construction. They are all very impressive skis, and I love that Stöckli gives us a great range of skis to choose from in this category.