I got Dynastar Course twin tips; enjoyed them for a while but they were too damn heavy for my style of skiing; went back to the Escapes - those skis were FUN.
Finally, I picked up a pair of K2 Wired, at a deep discount ($217 for skis / bindings including tax) and I haven't had this much fun in YEARS!
Took them out in flat light on a refrozen day at Hunter - temp 18 above; huge patches of glare ice. They were great.
I skied them with the factory edge; waxed them myself in the morning, and loved every minute I spent on them.
They turn on a dime; they are very precise releasing the edge and side slipping rather than carving on ice, when I chose to do that.
They're light - lifting a ski out of a rut or after catching an edge was effortless.
And most amazingly - they didn't chatter on the typical Hunter Mtn bulletproof washboard.
I wonder how great these skis will be after full tune up - I may not even bother - they feel so close to perfect now.
After 25 runs in bad conditions at Hunter I can honesly say these skis are worth 3 times what I paid for them. At the current sale price I'd highly recommend them for anyone seeking early / late season rock skis, or just seeking the fun of an easy turning and light ski to play on.