Pros: Good One Ski Quiver
Cons: Great at only a handful of things
Very happy with these, easy to ski, goes everywhere I want to go.
Skis: Line Prophet 90s in 186 with 11' Marker Jester Schizo's for bindings
Me: 6'0", 240 lbs, 3+, 32, like to Freestyle/Freeride (no neon pants or red bull though :P)
45% Glades, 40% On Piste, 15% Park
- Good at POW (not great), skis float up naturally when hitting a POW stash from the hardpack (always funny to see people eat it in this situation)
- Good at Carving (not great), skis will hold an edge but dedicated Carvers they are not.
- Good at Speed (not great), would not use these for racing
- Good durability (but not great) I took a few small core shots while skiing in thin cover over a field of rocks; mostly it was just gouges that a good wax job would fix but it did take off a tiny (<10 mm diameter, < 2mm wide) amount of base material. Its a pretty solid ski though so I don't think the repairs will weaken it much.
- Great at Air, I ended up attempting and landing jumps with higher verts at faster speeds than I have ever tried before and landed all of them - on Day One. Takeoff and Landing is just really easy with these, shock absorption is good.
- Great for moguls, I was looking for more bumps, skis do well in the hip-hop/jumpy style needed for larger moguls.
- Good at Many Things, Great at only a couple of things.
For what it is (a mid-fat/skinny Fat), its a good ski. If you want to focus on carving or if you get to ski in pure POW all the time, look elsewhere. I plan on using these as my goto for New England skiing; I generally only head up on snowdays or the day after though.
I tested these a few days at Sugarbush and Stowe, on good natural snow, on heavy artificial snow, and on thin cover with rocks.