Pros: LIght and nimble ,very shapely
Cons: I ski on the East Coast
Quit whining about the top sheet,if you don't like the graphics I have two words for you, don't look! I'm skiing the 180cm and find them to be a good choice for fresh snow days and softer snow biased. At 6-2 ,205 lbs these seem to be a good fit for my skill set right now, I'm still learning my way around the bumps but despite the wide footprint these are a perfectly capable ski in all but the tightest of trees ,bumps and you can take these into the park and pipe as well! Most of the skiing I've done with them has been in softer (if you can call it that) east coast snow days. On the groomers these skis will hold their own and are fully capable carving up those trails like a much slimmer waisted ski. Edge to edge they are surprisingly fast but I think that's a component of skier,boot and sidecut more than waist size. The sidecut puts these under 20m which makes them turny but not unstable or twitchy , in late afternoon chopped up junk they perform well and while I wouldn't say they are damp they don't get pushed around unless you get lazy. I've got Marker bindings with a standard all mountain mounting (rather than center) I just don't spend that much time in the park and I have a feeling these would be a completely different ski mounted that way. Edge grip is surprisingly good for such a wide ski (East coast remember),the shovel is pretty wide too and shows up when you're in the tight stuff. If you're skiing blown cotton candy over boilerplate this is probably not your best choice but if you're looking for a milder conditions ski (it's 20 F and warmer and the snow isn't boilerplate) you'll find a very capable and diverse ski in the Head Rock N Roll.