We got our set installed today. I had the opportunity to compare a set of Goodyear all-seasons that I drove down to the shop vs the Nokians on the way home. Road conditions are currently packed snow/ice and no asphalt showing. No comparison. I was sliding quite a bit under braking on the old set and traction control often came on under acceleration. Once the Nokians were on, it was as if i was on a dry road. I tried very hard to get them to break loose(we live in a remote area), which was nearly impossible. They inspire confidence, even on off-camber, downhill sections. Figured a frozen bridge might help set them loose, but they held steady there too. I'll keep trying!