Pros: stable crud buster
Cons: not super maneuverable
Aggressiveness: Controlled aggression
Home area: Crystal Mt, WA
Preferred terrain: steep and deep
Days on this ski: 10
Conditions tested: all
length of ski used: 185
this is a great ski. It loves to run fast and make big turns. It is great in powder, but it also makes cut-up powder and heavy crud feel like powder. I think this sets this ski apart from many others. It really does excel in poor conditions. Groomers are fun too. You can put it on edge and ride big turns like you are on rails. It is super stable.
For me, this ski is not super maneuverable. As I said, it likes to make big turns. It's not the quickest-turning ski in deep, soft snow. Softer pure-powder skis are better there. And, it's not so easy to keep in the line in tight bumps. A narrower front-side ski is better there. But it still does pretty well in all conditions. Where it really excels is in less than ideal conditions, the kind we see a lot of in the northwest. These just slice through deep, heavy, variable conditions with ease. With these, the Cascade concrete and Sierra cement ski like Utah powder... well almost.