The Patron is a rocker-camber-rocker design, with wood-fiberglass core (no metal), and a moderate sidecut…not too straight, not too curvy, so it has no radical handling traits. The Patron is easy-turning, and the degree of rocker front and rear does the job of preventing any hookiness or catching tips or tails. The Patron can make short little choppy turns or bigger, GS turns without any real effort. Grip and behavior on groomed surfaces is easy, predictable with lively pop. Performance in the powder is easy and fun with a “surfy” feel to it, and makes transitions between powder and cut-up snow without any problem.