Pros: Effortless turns, floats over crud and powder, handles ice well.
Cons: My son doesn't like the graphics.
First about me: 59 yr. old, 160# 5'6", probably around level 7 skier (see http://www.vail.com/ski-and-snowboard-school/assess-your-ability-level.aspx#79#Top). I've been skiing 6-10 times a year (expect to get around 15 or so days now that semi-retired) for around 27 years, with the last 13 on Fischer 102ICE skis. Time to replace them and have done three demo-days at local mountains. I was looking for a ski that would perform well on hard-pack and the frequent icy spots we get here in New England as well as to make its way through the occasional powder and (more-than-occasional) afternoon crud. I was also looking for a ski that would allow me to move over the moguls that build up...(read more)