Pros: Edge grip, stability, price
Cons: a little heavy ?
bought these new very cheap in 171cm length
me: 6ft1, 160lb expert skier on and off-piste
wanted a more versatile ski than my XRC1200's (more "all mountain" as far as east coast goes).
they do what I as expecting from them: offer stability (even at high speeds) with excellent grip on hard snow (ice, firm). Haven't tried them in "powder", but I'm not expecting a lot of floatation.
Although wider than my XRC's (78 vs. 69mm underfoot), they are still fast enough to turn.
They seem to like bigger radius arcs, but small radius turns are also no problem.
What surprised me the most is that I'm much more centered on these skis than on the XRC's (binding position is more at the middle of the ski)
These are Heads, so overall feeling is very damp.
As mentionned, skis seem a bit heavy when transporting them, but the weight doesn't show on the snow.
I would recommend this ski as an advanced/expert east coast one quiver ski.