Pros: LIght fun and compliant
Cons: Hope you like gray
Skied them in a 170cm earlier this season,typical eastern day ,frozen hard pack early and softening conditions by noon. Having skied the AC50 and AC30 earlier I wasn't sure what to expect. The AC20 is a softer flexing ski which made it easier to ski a variety of turn shapes.(the other skis add metal to their construction and made short turns less fun than big sweeping arcs) While still suited for harder snow carving,you can slide the edges around with a little more effort but that's not what this ski is about. I was not a big fan of any of this series but if I was forced to ski it I'd ski this one. A fairly generic and bland top sheet keeps these from attracting a lot of attention. I'm not sure what Volkl bills the ski as (probably an intermediate ski) but it's suitable for all the frontside carving you want to do on the groomers and offered a little pop in the terrain park. I didn't ski any soft snow with it but I can't imagine this is a good choice for powder ,but it handled the beat up crud in the afternoon about like you'd expect from a ski with this waist. On edge it's at it's best but you can push it too hard and wash it out but it's at a surprising fast pace.