Ok maybe that's an overstatement. No skis have changed my life. But there are some skis that in skiing them I had a "aha" moment. Skis that when I first skied them I thought "these are THE skis, my life is complete". Skis that weren't just slightly better than what went before, but were a leap from prior possessions. So sure my list isn't about the best. What they are about is the skis that were a vast improvement on what went before. Skis that I still remember the feelings of excitement when I fist skied them. My list, in order of most profound "woohoo" to least profound "woohoo" are; 1. K2 Recon. I owned these suckers from 2005-2010 which is a century in Annabuzzy years. At the time, I felt these skis could do it all. I loved them. They were super heavy but I ignored that. Love. 2. Salomon QLabs. Who knew I loved stiff wide skis this much? I sure didn't. I do think these skis have a special sauce of user friendliness coupled with burliness but who knows. I just love skiing them. 3. K2 Fours. At the time I just thought these were such a vast improvement on the preceding straight skis, and they were. Stable and damp and carvy. Sadly my infatuation was turned all too quickly by the emerging "mid fat" (68-70mm waist skis mind you) class of skis. Mild love. 4. Blizzard Brahma. Undoubtedly the best 88mm ish all mountain ski I have skied. Not love in a Recon way mind you because they just aren't a leap over what went before. They're an iteration. Beautiful though. Strong affection to love. 5. Everything else.