I skied the Bone at least 40 days this season. (on other days I was on my JJs, SL, or GS skis). While I would not call it a "bump ski", the Bone does reasonably well in the bumps and tight trees, although one does need to be "on" with these skis in the trees and bumps. I never wished that I had a different ski when in the bumps or trees while on the Bones, and often was happy to be on the Bones when conditions got really steep or when I wanted to ski fast in cruddy conditions. I plan to ski the Bones as my primary ski next year. Characteristics of skis are a trade-off for varying conditions, and the Bone has it's strengths and weaknesses. It is a good ski for the Canadian Rockies, perhaps not for the East.
Decided to add this --- agree with the OP that the Bones does best in wide open areas - fun factor rating in these is a 10/10. Fun factor rating for the tight trees would be 7/10 - this ski does require a bit extra work to ski well in the trees - not a natural in this terrain. Once I got used to the Bones in the bumps the ski does quite well
Edited by canadianskier - 6/23/12 at 10:27am