Pros: Great float, very poppy and quick edge to edge in broken pow...simply the best when skiing tight tree lines in the woods at Monashee Powder, a blast
Cons: At 6'2 /195lbs...bought the 189cm which is perfect... this is a softer, poppy type ride...not an ice carver
My first run on these was the last day of skiing at Copper Mountain in 2013... 14 inches new...down snow covered bumps on Far East. Really liked how easy it was to engage a turn...how forgiving and soft they were in moguls and quick edge to edge in tight spaces...especially tree lines. You can ski them by rolling the knees to do powder carves or the old fashioned way ..with up unweighting to do pop turns. They also get you down fine on piste especially in broken pow....they do carve a bit.. but not so much fun on hard machine made snow... if those are the conditions I am going with my old Crossfires or B5 Atomics anyway. Took them to BC this winter for 4 days at Monashee Powder. Also brought along my 186 cm Atomic Theory's for the resort side of things..after Monashee. .perfect combo to have in the bag as they complement each other nicely on the Powder Highway. Only one on the Cat at Monashee on the K2 Obsetthed in the 117 and to be honest thought the rest of my group should have been on them as well ...as most were struggling somewhat in 7 day old pow, some of it wind induced breakable crust ...which sent us into the lower north facing trees and cut blocks for better conditions. This ski is great in variable pow conditions including crust and stiff wind blown pow as well as the steep and deep as it is soft and forgiving and surfy which makes it fun...thats why we powder ski...with this kind of confidence and flexibility you can push it in tight trees and have the flexibility to stop or alter course on a dime if a tree, tree well or fallen tree demand it.. great ski!.