I know this is a little late, but I am seriously considering these skis right now and since you clearly LOVED them, I want to know what you think. Since you like them so much, I would assume they handled the conditions very well so what were the conditions of the day? Or like where did you ski a lot, powder hardpack crud. I love everything on the mountain but since I love powder the most I spend a lot of time floating on the stuff, but dont get me wrong, nothing gets me more jacked up then ripping down groomers. So would you say that these skis handle those conditions? and then what did you think about the bindings you put on?
You seriously need to demo the 98's. They bust through everything, and they go FAST. I demo'd them all day (didn't want to change them out) at Whistler where there is a mix of every snow condition, and I bought them that night. The NW got dumped on this week, and they were fantastic in the deep stuff, too! SOOOOO happy!