Mounted up a pair of 2013 173cm with 22 Designs Axls. I'm 5'8", 180#, expert, 35 years on tele.
This ski is, as others have said, the logical end point of telemark ski design, perfect for U.S. telemark skiers. I personally like the 173cm size, but my personal bent is more about turns, trees and terrain than mach speed.
Good to excellent edge hold. On rink conditions, they give up a bit, but with nerve, one can work with the wash out on ice.
Agree with opinions about 'hunting' at top speed, but when bent, they deliver. Max speed for me on these is a comfortable 45-50 mph. The ability to pull just about any radius turn is amazing. That may be a function of the 173 cm length, however. In trees and bumps, they are a predictable, responsive companion. And the more you angulate, the more they turn; an amazing capacity for absorbing corrections to line.
The snap and rebound was a bit of a surprise at first, but once dialed in, it becomes part of the ski's playful side. Tails are stiff enough to inspire confidence and deliver fast transitions, and they are the saving grace for this ski when it goes in the chop and death cookies, where it does not shine brightest. They can pop air over anything, which may also be a function of their light weight.
Powder, no problem - C'mon folks, 88mm used to be a fat ski! Plus, we telemarkers like to sink a bit. In backcountry, I have had no issues - light enough to tour on skins for a few hours (boots are limiting factor there), and then rule any downhill line. Graphics are kinda so-so, but not an issue for me.
I'd recommend these very highly as a one ski quiver.