Pros: Carves, bashes crud, excellent floatation
Cons: not for series mogul skiing
I have just completed a week on these in a crazy mix of fresh powder, crud and spring like conditions (been a bizarre Spring in CO ;). I can't believe how well these skis have performed in all conditions on the hill. When things were light and fresh I was whooping it up whenever I was able to find anything untracked. When things warmed up, I was blasting through the crud and when I was cruising with the family through the corduroy I was surprised by how easily I was able to carve from edge to edge.
The only downside is that these skis are a ton of work in the moguls. There is just too much muscle and not enough give to spending the day in the bumps (for me anyway :)
I demo'd a pair of Mantras earlier in the season and enjoyed them very much, but I think the Kendo is a better all around ski.