Pros: Even flex, versatile, durable top skin and base
Cons: Marker bindings are vague
I got these to replace some Volkl 6-Stars to be my hard-conditions ski, and at that price by SierraJim, why not? I have skied these in a variety of conditions in California and Colorado. They are not as short radius as the six-stars but come around on carve very well. Good in bumps with a more forgiving tail flex. The ski is very damp, and doesn't rebound out of compression. It is quiet on boilerplate and harder conditions, and seems most at home on a more edgeable surface. In over 6-inches of powder, I would prefer to be on something else for the fun factor, because the Nitrous tends to be a very directional ski, and prefers to be on edge and arcing.