Pros: Smooth, stable, quick, light, versatile, for everything but hard bumps or ice.
Cons: Can chatter and lose edge on ice, and bit of handful for tight bumps.
In just about any kind of conditions or terrain - these skis rip! Definitely best in softer conditions. Groomed - they carve and rail with fun pop. Bumps, not really zipper line ski, but a quick carver considering the 94 waist to dance in/on/around/off moguls; best in soft and spaced moguls for sure. Crud - solid and smooth right through and/or over at high speeds -very good tracking with a light feel. Deep pow - no tip dive, good enough float, easy to get speed, steer well at slow or fast speeds. Steeps-easy to throw around, change turn shape, and crampon like edge hold. Trees- quick, floaty, and maneuverable -a blast. Did I say fast. These handle speed very well, haven't found limit in fact I think they get better with speed. I'm 6 ft. 200 lbs. and 186 cm seems just right. If you want more quickness and general ease of use go smaller (178 cm) or go with the 84s. If you are heavy/big and want more stability and float, but still need maneuverability & a user friendly soft snow ski that can also match all of your big mountain demands, then go with the 101s. Wateas are solidly built too - few nicks in top sheet, edges, bases and appears to be a very strong ski.