Pros: tremendous edge grip
The 2012 Grizz is my regular driver. I have skied it 25 times this year including Sun Valley and Mt. Bachelor. For me at 6'1" and 215 it is a great ski that I am able to push without it buckling. I have skied many softer skis and they just can not deliver the performance the Grizz delivers for me. I am an adv/exp skier and I ski hard. I only switch to a bigger ski when the snow gets deep. That would be my Line Mothership. Another heavy ski. Not every ski is made to be a one ski fits all. Glad Volkl stuck with the Grizz. It is made for big skiers. By the way, I have very little body hair and my knuckles are fine as well as my size large helmet.