I skied with the Black Pearl Women's skis in Snowmass, and absolutely loved them! Felt that I could maneuver well over bumps, through trees and with speed. (Perhaps not best edges for Nastar racing). Turned them in to take a day off, and only men's version available to try. Technician told me they were same technology, but couldn't really tell. Both in 166 length, because of their stock.
Normally ski on longer skis, but don't want to compromise the fun! But they did chatter a bit when up to speed.
I'm 6' tall and 150 lbs. I always rent skis, because I only ski 6 - 12 days a year, but loved these skis enough to purchase. Should I go up to 173, or wait until next year's version and hope I can demo those in Telluride?