Pros: Fun, responsive, easy to turn, confidence building
Cons: Cant think of any!
2014 Blizzard Samba
I bought a pair of Sambas after trying them at a Demo day. After trying a pair of Black Pearls and hating them, I didnt put much faith in these. But boy was I wrong. The Sambas were super fun, responsive and handled anything I put in front of them. I was a bit worried jumping from a carver (76 waist) to these at 98mm underfoot, but I found them just as easy to carve on groomed trails and more adaptable to chopped up ungroomed snow. The same ungroomed/choppy conditions that would slow me down in my old carvers were super fun on the Sambas (they seem to just float over anything and keep going). Update-had the chance to try them on fresh powder and deep ungroomed runs as we got 26" last weekend. I LOVED the way they rode. I feel super confident on these skis which makes me feel like I can attack anything.
THe only thing I cant comment on yet is durability as Ive only had them since December.
I loved them so much, I bought a pair (2014, 166s) originally thinking they would be my fresh/ungroomed ski but Im so love struck that Im not sure i want to put anything else on my feet.