Pros: Amazing edge grip. Smooth and fairly damp on rough hard snow, but good snowfeel. Very agile in tight places and skis lighter than it weighs.
Cons: A touch stiff for hard bumps. Not a ski for intermediates. That's about it.
Me: 6' 165 lbs, advanced, middle aged, like to turn, instructors say I'm technical, rather than power. Conditions: Killington, first day light fresh powder 10-15 degrees, second day packed and man-made, -5 to +5 degrees. This ski was a revelation. Feel and handling, think offspring of a 6* and a Dynastar Contact 11/Ltd. For those of you who skied classic Volkl Star models, and wished they would have come up with a version that had the same grip and planted feel, but was lighter and more playful, this is it. It's also the best non-racing carver I've ever been on, period. First...(read more)