Word. Charlie is Sintered...carbon in the nose, MOAR taper than the cudda, andmade by Elan (it matters to me).
It allowed a powder n00b (only maaaaaaybe 4-5 days a year) to blow by riders who are, most likely, MUCH better than me.
Also your back leg feels great at the end of the day. No more p0w, pimp limp, afterward.