I bought a pair of WC SC's in 165 (5'6", 170) for tight NASTAR and controlling my speed when skiing with my wife.
When compared back to back with Blizzard SL's the SC's are relatively soft.
I'm amazed at how many ways I can ski the SC's.
Of course, they carve lightspeed slalom turns on hard snow almost a well as the "true" slalom's...unless you are on an iced course both will hold very well.
The softer SC's don't require as aggressive a stance and as much energy to ski casually.
What really surprises me is when you start carving GS turns...they do it well and are amazingly stable at 40mph even with the 13m radius and 165 length.
A very interesting ski.
When I want to ski with the boys I turn to my Volkl Racetigers (174 with a very strong tip) or my Atomic race stock LT's (176 and the softest ski I have ever ridden).
The Volkl's make automatic turns with 17m radius and the LT's are real GS skis at 21 m.
I love the Atomics but they are the real deal and the effort that will start a turn on the Volkl's won't cause the Atomics to do anything.
The ultra soft tip requires a lot of pressure on the ski just in front of your boot to initiate...you have to be locked and loaded in a GS stance.
So, what's the point of all this raving?
I love the SC's and they are perfect on firm snow when things are crowded and evasive action is necessary (people slalom).
Detuned GS Skis for the masses may be less tiring to ski but they really don't generate anything like the feeling of precision of a real beer league type ski.
That's boring but you can do it allday.