Pros: Good on ice, and bumps, superb carver, not bad in powder and crud either
Cons: The Marker iPT binding that comes with it must be cranked very close to max (12)
I got these (184's) on the cheap from an experienced 6ft plus 190 lb. plus powderhound in his late 40's who was looking for a one ski quiver and this was not his ski. I think it might have been due to location ... Pac NW. I skied some real noodles there myself. It comes with the snow conditions. Move these skis to Taos and they are just what the doctor ordered. I will use them in Val d'Isere and Chamonix as well. I'm 5'8" and 160 soaking wet. They have a lot of pop. When in deep stuff, I can stay on top because they are about 82 under foot and the shovel is pretty wide. One or two reviews mentioned that the skis were heavy. I thought they were actually pretty light. A fellow instructor who skis some other kind of Volkl (can't remember what) didn't like them and described them as "too much ski". I understand what he is saying, but I really like feeling as though "my skis are taking me somewhere", so, for me, too much ski is just the right amount.
I am prejudiced against rocker. Too much of my life was spent compensating in the gates for bent skis that I took into the bumps when the coach was not looking. At the time of writing this, with rocker becoming the rage, these skis will be selling at a very reasonable price.
the only drawback worth mentioning is that most often the Marker iPT bindings have a max DIN of 12. 14 or maybe even 20 DIN springs would have been a better choice.