Pros: Great in powder
Cons: Slightly sluggish in crud
I love this ski! In the 165 cm. length the 15m radius sidecut is perfect for the steeps. The day I took them for a spin we had gotten 7" of fresh cream cheese the night before. The Free Stars were incredible in untracked and great in the chop, especially considering the 78 mm waist. I found them a bit sluggish as the moisture content in the snow got higher, a little less reliable than a wider-waisted, slightly stiffer ski, but I would take the trade-off for how incredibly surefooted they are in other conditions.