Pros: Quick, playful, fun
Cons: Can get tossed in crud, need to be driven on hard pack
Went with these as my 1 ski eastern quiver, while I don't regret the choice, I probably could have done better. I have 7 days on them so far this season and feel like I have a decent idea of what they can do.
Me: 5'10" 135/140 level6/7 ski almost only Cannon NH. Used these Dec: 28,29,30, 31 Jan: 2,3,4, 11, 12, 13. Ice, Hardpack, Fresh Man-made, Wet Packed Powder, 4 inches of powder for maybe 3 hours one day. Did I mention icy hardpack?
First off the positive: They shine in soft snow, any time I've taken them in anything close to 3 dimensional they have been wonderful. In 3 to 4 inches powder on top of super hard pack they were a dream. I won't say I was quite floating on them but they were transitioning perfectly and felt very fluid. Also seemed to enjoy the wet snow while I was skiing in the rain.
They also have done surprisingly well on hard pack. While I do have to stay on top of them and drive them, with factory edges and bases, they were stable at 40mph. They chatter a bit on the very icy stuff but for normal hardpack they were doing fine. If I lapse into the back seat or start skiing sloppy on hardpack it shows quickly.
Negatives: They are not quite as turny and agile as I was hoping they would be, while not bad at all, its just not quit the feel I thought it would be. They also get beat up badly by crud. Its light weight no metal construction means you feel everything as you hit it. Got a bit over my head in some mixed mogul natural snow and ended up taking a header because I tried to plow through some stuff the skis just couldn't.
I'll add more to this as I ski them on something besides groomers and well more groomers. I see the potential they have for trees and soft stuff and hope mother nature will be more agreeable soon.