Pros: Fast, Stable, Damp, Solid Construction, Great Float, Surprisingly Quick, Looks Mean!
Cons: Heavy, Can be a little tiring at the end of a long day
I own the helldorado's and have put about 25 days on them here in the PNW through every kind of snow imaginable, from knee deep pow to wind blown to cement to small bumps to icy hardpack to spring slush, and these skis rip hard. With the pronounced but almost equal tip and tail rocker i think they respond much better to skiing with a more centered stance, which i prefer, rather than driving forward hard all the time. For reference, I'm 6' 205 and use the 185's. I've found that length to be perfect for a daily driver for me. Really stiff, stable and damp, floats fantastic through 2 feet of fresh, but still playful and maneuverable enough to whip through tight trees and whatnot. Love em! Interestingly enough my girlfriend is 5'7 145 and has the La Nina's in the same size, 185, and has no problems with that length being as they are super lite and have a very short contact length with there being substantial tip and tail rocker.