Pros: Decent Edge Grip, Bomber in the Crud
Cons: Has a top end on icy slopes
They're great for a 1-ski quiver. Decent in eastern conditions, really good in Tahoe spring conditions, and worked very well in my 2 days at Snowbird in April 2008. I like them in the trees, bumps, groomers, 6" of eastern powder, and Utah snow 2 days after a 12" snowfall.
Don't be fooled by Nordica marketing that targets this model at intermediates...it's a great ski.
I did have issues with the Marker bindings and forward pressure. I stepped out of the Markers one turn into a chute in Snowbird's Cirque. Same thing happened on the way to Great Scott on a different run. I suppose it could have been because I hadn't stepped into them all the way after getting off the tram, but I've been skiing for a long time and have never done that in over 40 years.