Pros: Smooth, good in powder, trees, nice bite on hardpack
Cons: Less fun on low angle crowded groomers
Got about 10 or so days on these and today was the first time I wasn't quite happy. If the terrain is low angle and non-bumped with no fresh snow and you have to deal with a ton of obstacles (people) then these won't offer the sharp, clean carve you might want. But, this is more of a sidecountry ski that is capable on piste. In the majority of conditions I'm encountering in the east these have been really fun. Very good on steeps and uneven terrain. Nice but not punishing stiffness. I've skinned 3 times with the K2 Hardside specific skins and the attachment system with the tip/tail holes was a cinch.