This ski is available many places at very discounted prices. I'm a big fan of Head skis and have the Titans and the I Speeds and read the reviews on the Peak series and thought I would enjoy a wider ski offering from Head that was not as carving oriented.
Skied the 177 cm Peak 90 the past few days at Vail. Was hoping for some fresh snow and softer conditions but instead encountered rock hard groomers and slush in the afternoon sun. I wouldn't say the 90"s are the greatest hard snow skis in the world but I was surprised how well they could handle very firm conditions. Very good ski in soft bumps . I think the milled out tip really works great in bumps.
I 'm thinking this ski will really shine in softer snow and powder. Appears to be very versatile and a real good price- value at their current steeply disocunted price point. I changed skis with my friend who had the Kastle 88"s. I think the 88"s were a little better on the firm groomers, but it didn't seem to me to be a significant improvement.
Anyway, other reviews (Dawgcathing) were very thorough and articluted the performance of this ski very well and provided pretty high praise. I can only say that I am very pleased with the ski and look forward to skiing it next year on trips west in hopefully more forgiving conditions than this past week.