Pros: Truely an all mountain ski, can do it all
Cons: I wish I would have bought the longest pair they make. I love the 175cm length, but would love to see what the long boards can do.
As someone who skies three days a week in Wisconsin during the season, and then a trip to Snowbird for a week, these skis were purchased solely for the week I am in Utah. In Wisconsin, I have a set of Slalom and GS skis, both WC, which are perfect for the icy hardpack. I consider myself an expert skier, and love carving groomers as much as powder days out West.
When I purchased the skis in December, a trip out West wasn't on the board yet so I decided to try them out at my local hill. I was told by a epic member that these skis would do just fine on the groomers. As someone who loves hard core race skis, I was skeptical but of course wanted to ski them.
After a few runs I was shocked to find out what a fantastic ski they were on the groomers! Yes, i'm not skiing out West but there are plenty of steep, challenging runs at Granite Peak, WI. Short, but more than long enough to test any ski. Plus terrain parks galore. I could hold any edge and didn't get any speed wobbles when I got them going fast. Very good edge to edge in narrow chutes and just loved the GS archs you could make with this ski.
Fast forward to Snowbird Memorial Day weekend 11'. You know, 30 inches of Snow memorial day weekend? I skied 4 days on them and was extremely happy with their performance in powder, crud, frozen bolders, slush and early morning frozen that used to be slush. Of the guys I was skiing with, I had by far the shortest (175) and narrowest skis of the group. With the changing conditions, I was by far the happy camper in the group on these boards. The did great in 12" of increasingly wet snow, plowed through the skied through crap early morning and when the sun was blazing, and absolutely kicked ass in the bumps.
All in all a great ski, I really have enjoyed them. Like I said, the ski to try and take the place of the Head Monster. The ski nobody wanted. Ha!