Pros: Lively, aggressive, with a lot of spring in the tail
Great ski if you like a lively, aggressive, active ski.
The tail has a lot of spring to it and pops you up out of turns.
It's my favorite ski that I've ever owned.
Some may find it too nimble if they prefer a damp, rail-riding ski. But the maneuverability of the ski is awesome and makes for a lot of rewarding turns down the mountain.
If you want more power and stability go to the 88 Magnum.
I liked both of them but felt the liveliness of the 81 was more energetic and engaging all day.
This ski fits my skiing style perfectly, like no other ski has.