Keith O'Meara at Praxis just put his 2011-2012 inventory on sale for $100 off per pair.
Inventory disappears rapidly when Keith puts things on sale, so check stock availability quickly before they are gone for the season.
Best value in skiing as far as I am concerned.
Between the sale pricing and the extra 10% off for the coupon code, it'd be tough to beat this deal. Great designs. Great build. Tough as nails. If Keith were a tenth the marketeer that he is designer and builder, he would have sold out ten minutes after this pricing was announced.
Also, just my .02 - if you order Protests or Powder Boards, I suggest going a cm or two forward of the punch (unless you dig "racer style"). Which actually reminds me.... boot center is currently marked by a punch on the sidewall. Easy to miss.
I'm gonna guess the Praxis crew is catching up on their skiing this week in Tahoe. But Keith is generally super responsive with respect to questions on model appropriateness & selection, sizing, etc.
There is a bunch of "overlap", but they do not exactly go "head to head" with those specific models. For example:
The BC is arguably sort of similar to an S7 Keeper style ski, but narrower and super light. The Concept arguably lives in a sort of similar space to some of those - but the unique sidecut gives it a different feel. The Protest is fatter, but is a soft snow oriented "five point" design that does well across a range of conditions.
I use the Concept as a "daily driver" - as it handles a wide range of snow nicely. Out of the Praxis skis I've used, I'd say it competes with the S7 in terms of mission. Having skied dozens of days on the Concept and one full day on S7s, I'm sticking with the Concepts - strongly prefer them. But they do have a unique "feel". I love it. But not everyone does. There is an extensive discussion at TGR about how they ski.
I've also been using Protests a bunch this season. Maybe as much as the Concepts. Great powder & soft snow oriented ski that handles a very wide range of conditions. It is a bunch fatter than say a JJ (which it is arguably sort of kind of most similar to out of that list), but seems to me to be less hooky. I recently spent several days in a remote location skiing runneled horribly breakable crust. ice, and some soft heavy snow (the powder did not materialize ). Most other folks were on JJs. Which seemed to do well. But when I compared my skiing - using Protests - to others of roughly similar ability in the group, I felt the Protests were a shade floatier and less hooky. But I have not actually skied JJs. Overall, I can say that the Protests are an awesome powder ski with "get you back to the lift comfortably" ability. And are even fine for a day on soft groomers, even though that is not really their element.
Also, at least to my thinking, the S7/JJ/BG/Keeper clumping is not just one category. While all are modern designs, they are rather different skis. The short sidecut and tight radius JJ is not going to play like a Keeper - as just one example. So I think the key question is what are you looking for in terms of float, handling, durability, etc?