Pros: Lively feel, great edge hold , very maneuverable
Cons: None so far..
I purchased these at the end of last season at a deep discount price ( Corbetts of Oakville, great store) 179 cm, Mounted with Marker Griffon Demo bindings, 1 cm behind centre because of chatter I had read on this forum.
I skied them 1 day in Ontario with the mount on the line. Conditions were mixed. Bit of fresh snow in the am, 3-4cm, scraped down to nothing in the pm. Didnt really feel the love , but I put that down to new ski feelings, and binding position. My usual Ontario ski is a Volkl Racetiger SC. Narrow pure carver. So it is quite a bit different that the PT89.
Just got back from a week of skiing at Big White. Moved the bindings back 2cm from centre. What a difference. First day was 8" of fresh. Skied the Cliff bowl for the morning. The snow was a bit wind packed.
After that got tracked out we headed into the trees, where the snow was built up more and much lighter. The skis had no problem negotiating either. Strong ski charging down the face of the Cliff, very nimble turning amongst the trees .
Moved the bindings back another .5cm. I think thats the spot. For me at least.
As the week went on we had a couple more inches but nothing significant. Railing groomers in the morning on fresh corduroy, the skis performed like race carvers. I could go as fast as I wanted ,long turns or short.There is a speed limit to them, but they felt very good approaching that limit.
As things warmed in the afternoons it was trees and bumps. Very turny skis, the skis could go anywhere in all kinds of snow and trees that we found. But also quite stable . They handled the crud like nothing, even at speed. In the bumps, the soft flex in front soaked it up without getting thrown around. While it seems like there is a lot of tail sticking out, the tapered shape keeps things from grabbing or hanging up
It was a good time ski, that did everything quite well. It could be a 1 ski quiver for some people. For me, it is the western ski in a 2 ski quiver.