Pros: Can hold an edge on glare ice,
Cons: Needs Empty Slopes. Not for crud/bumps
I am a 255lb male who is 5'9" tall. 38 years old. I raced through college but do not ski as much as I used to. I prefer nice hard snow/packed powder most of the time. I will venture out into the woods in good conditions. I ski primarily in Maine/Vermont at a variety of resorts.
I demoed this ski luckily a couple of years ago at Sunday River along with a bunch of other skis. I found a pair at Strand's in Worcester to purchase. I put the knee binding on it without any plate.
My favorite part of this ski is the way it will hold the edge leaving nothing but a razor blade track in its wake. It doesn't give any hint of being nervous at speed. The transition between turns is magical. Flow from one to the other. Very quick edge to edge with an awesome smooth predictable launch when you unweight. From mild to a catapult.depending upon how much effort you are putting into it. It is best for medium to long turns. It wants to be on edge. They are the essence of acceleration.
The drawback to these skis is the addictive speed and amount of hill needed as you blast past fellow skiers skiing erratic lines in front of you. The ski will hold its edge on every surface I have been on. I would say it is is not for bumps, trees or snow crud piles at the end of day when the mountain is scraped off. The ski feels more ordinary in these conditions.
If you start to get tired and out of great position this ski lets you know it, more so than any other ski I have been on.