Pros: Excellent carving, great grip on hardpack snow and ice. Can handle some small (brief) powder trails
Cons: Very Chatty at speed
These were my first purchased pair of skis coming from rentals, night and day improvement over rentals as expected. Held a fantastic edge and helped me improve my carving. The big drawback in the Volkl RTM 77 was they chattered anytime you pushed them for "need for speed" especially down any single black diamond slopes. These skis are fine for cruising blacks on the slower side but the moment you want any type of thrill they became unstable for me. This problem was solved when I replaced them with the RTM 81.