Pros: Insane grip and carving, yet amazingly versatile
Cons: Feels like carrying 2 railroad ties from parking lto to lodge
First time I tried these in a 162cm, I Instantly was able to lay down perfect RR track carved turns. No upper speed limit. It's such a joy to let other people, both men and women,try this ski and watch their eyes get really big and say "Oh my Gawd, now I know what carving really means"!! Atomic sure goofed when they dropped this model. We have about 15 instructors that have bought this ski once they tried it. Not too much for stron women skiers. Our human goliath, Don , a svelte 310Lb at 6'5" uses a 172!