Pros: Amazing carver with some all mountain versatility
Cons: Not much float in fresh snow and a little stiff in the bumps. Not for the faint of heart.
The Tester (Me): 6 feet tall, 220lbs, expert skier, agressive carver on the frontside and frequent venturer off-piste
I just spent the last season on this ski and it's my favorite hard snow ski I've ever been on. Amazing edge hold even when the mountain resembles Superman's Fortress of Solitude. I wanted something to be my daily driver out east. I have a pair of Line Prophet 100s for the fresh snow and slush days, and I was coming off of a pair of Fischer RX8s as my everyday ski.
This ski is a GS race ski tweaked a little to be a little more forgiving for the whole mountain. Very quick edge to edge and you can get some serious edge angle with full confidence. It doesn't love the trees, bumps, or fresh snow, but is passable in all. Requires speed to perform and hates going slow. Loves medium to medium-long length turns, but is not such a racer that asking it to perform turns other than it was designed for is still a possibility. It takes the right kind of skier (fast, agressive, and powerful) to ski it, and I imagine most ex-racers would love it.
Topsheet chips up easily, but otherwise the skis held up well after 25-30 days on them.
I give it five out of five. Does exactly what I wanted it to do - be my primary east coast ski.