I got a pair of DKs this year. I am coming off Ion's which i liked, but I wanted something softer. Used them on opening day with no issues, loved the flex of them. I was a skeptic, but after trying them on and riding them they were exactly what I was looking for. Not sure how long they are gonna last according to some feedback I have seen in this thread, but I figured I would find out instead hating via hearsay.