Pros: Powder, and crud. Very stable and smooth without being too stiff.
Cons: Not good in moguls
Demo'd these at Crystal Mtn, WA. Conditions were 5 inches of medium pow on top of another 5 inches of heavier dense pow.
Me: 170lbs, Expert skier. Skis I like and have owned: Dynastar XXL 187, Fischer BigStix 110, Rossi S3's, Dynastar Legends, K2 Annex 108's.
I was able to get these into some variable conditions, including one run in knee deep pow, which is where these skis really shined. They were very smeary, and wanted more to pivot than turn in the deep snow. It was very easy to get them to slarve, which I was not used to, not having owned a ski with very little camber, and such large tip rocker. It was very easy to ski with a slightly forward stance, and not worry about tip dive.
I dropped into a bowl that had cut up pow, and the ski tips just planed on top of the 6" or so of powder, and cut up snow. I could jsut stay centered over the ski, and get it to slarve/pivot, and the flex felt fairly even. I would say just a tad more than medium flexing. No tip flap, and just a bit on the damp side but it had a somewhat lively feel. Very stable is the bottom line in cut up pow, with small sections of untracked. Transitioned seamlessly between the pow, and cut up.
Then I got into some heavier cascade mank. The rockered tip did just fine in these conditions, which are unfortunately quite common in WA and OR states. Still, it made for confidence inspiring turns, and not a lot of effort to ski. Where this ski starts to show it's lack of overall versatility is in the bumps. It was quite a bit more work, as the tip rocker seemed to not work so well in medium size moguls. Certainly it will get the job done but I skied similar waisted skis that do a better job. But you don't buy this ski for moguls. I did not notice any tip flap anywhere I skied the One. I couldn't seem to get this ski to hook up on the groomers but skiing just 3 runs on it didn't give me enough time to really find its sweet spot on groomers. Again, this ski is a more pow oriented tool, and in that, it really does excel.