I had almost the same hooky and bad performance issue with them. It is the tune guaranteed. The base bevel was inconsistent on my skis and the bottom was not flat. Once properly tuned, they ski like a dream. It may take a machine to get them properly tuned the first time. I called the owner of Ski Logik and he recommended 1 deg base bevel and 2 deg side bevel. Once I did that, they completely changed their behaiver. They are a ski for upper intermediate to expert skiers, so agreed they are not for everyone. As Yo said, they respond to your input very well, which is why I like them so much, the ski does the work, not me.
Could you expand on what the Bonefides ski like compared to the Chariots? From what I have read they seem to be in the same ski class and the Bones have interested me but I haven't skied them.