Pros: This ski is strong everywhere
I recently took a trip to Purgatory in Durango, CO with my girlfriend the snowboarder (don't judge ) and had a great day riding powder while it continued to snow. She informed me later over a beer that she wanted to ski the next day so she could keep up. So I went upstairs to see the boys at Expert Edge and demoed two pairs of Dynastar 6th Sense Slicers on their recommendation. We spent the next day skiing everything from moguls to powder to groomers and we found that these skis perform everywhere! We are both Type III skiers (she is much better than me, but don't tell her I said that) and enjoy challenging ourselves every trip. We mostly ski twice a week on our days off. She skied the 161 and I the 175( I am 5'10 / 165lbs). The first trip down we took it easy (her first day on skis this season) and took a Blue that traverses the mountain so we could get to chair 8 where the steep stuff is. I noticed immediately that the 98mm waist gave me no trouble edge to edge and was surprisingly quick on the groomed catwalk/run. From chair 8 we took a mogul run that is directly below the lift and has a couple of benches that had some pretty nice powder on the way down. The first thing I noticed when I dropped into my first mogul run was these skis seemed to read my mind. If I thought about changing my line the skis were already ahead of me.....they really felt like they had a mind of their own and wanted to get to bottom as quickly as possible. In the powder between bump runs those twin tip rockers really started to shine!!!! While the Slicer is a bit hard on the thighs in the bumps it is like a hot knife through butter in the powder!!!! I experimented a bit and shifted my weight forward over my toes and back on my heels and found them extremely forgiving. These skis aren't going to impress the super hard charging race ski lovers, but for the guy who likes to take one set to the mountain, ski everything on the mountain, and enjoy every minute? PERFECT! I've skied several "all mountain" skis and found that they all perform better in one area than the other. Not the slicer, it is a true 50/50 ski that does much better than average on and off piste.
Disclosure: I will be ordering a set ASAP!!!!