I say the pros are the cons of this ski, but really, this is my favorite ski in my locker up at Bridger Bowl. I use it everywhere and for everything--and I have a pair of Lottas, Burnins, and Phats to choose from. I think that says something about my affection for this ski. I also have an outfit that matches the graphics (I have the 08 model) and the amber-jeweled 6-speed poles, so me and my Tough Luvs be look'n' complete. Disclaimer: I have been an ambassador for K2 Skis since 1988 and I've never skied a K2 I haven't wanted to keep.