Pros: A narrow MX88
Cons: Only the MX88 is a better choice
Sorry, but I cannot think of this ski w/o thinking of its big brother MX88. On that note, where the MX78 has an ace up it's sleeve is the option of adding Kastle's fantastic KTi plate binding. The billet aluminum Kti system is one of the few race bread plates that does not neuter a ski at slow speeds but it can enhance the ski ay any speed.
Other skis in class....Nordica Firearrow 80, Blizzard G-Force, Fischer Progressor 1000