Just tried my 186cm SD 95 for the first time today. I bought a bonafide(killer deal) and the sick day this year and will be trying them both as a one ski quiver. Today was sunny, firm, and fast with pretty good size firm moguls formed by skis a lot shorter than mine. The very first short run I was thinking that I want my 180cm bonafide instead, just because I remember the first time I skied this same run on them with a huge smile on my face. Strong, powerful, edgy is what the bones were. SD was smooth, not as grippy, felt all of the 186cm, something not quite right, YET. It only took me that one little run to figure them out and then the fun started. Smooth, energetic, very stable, and great edge grip became apparent after a run or two. Definitely quicker edge to edge than the Bones, more playful at slower speeds, doesn't require as much speed to have fun on them. A very strong feeling ski with no speed limits.
I absolutely loved the ski in everything that I skied today, fast hard groomers, nasty iced up crud that nobody else was skiing, and just flying. Short turns, long turns, all turn shapes were awesome. You can relax but you can also drive it hard, it does what you want it to do with a smile.
I only have one area that it left me a little perplexed. Those big hard moguls, and trust me I ski a lot of bumps. I have older JJ's, ak JJ's, older Kendos , and my new Bonafides that the sick days are competing against. I have been just ripping the bumps on my Bonafides, very consistent, smeary, easy and a blast in bumps. The SD wasn't as easy, they felt longer than the Bones which they are and definitely stiffer in the tails. I'm sure it's the the extra length, extra rebound, and progressive flex pattern that makes the difference. The Bonafide is extremely smooth and medium flexing IMO. It made me wishing I would have bought the 179 SD, but that was just today. I even jumped on my 177cm Kendo for a few runs and found the kendo a little easier in the bumps too. ODD I know, something I wasn't expecting out of the SD.
I'm 6'1" 178 lbs and I figured the 179cm would be to short if buying this ski as a one ski quiver ski for packing on vacations/day trips where multiple skis aren't an option. I didn't find the ski too long in anything else today so will wait to weigh my opinion to strongly in moguls. We need snow bad! Other than that I loved it, easier on my bad knee than the Bonafides with just as much fun if not more.
Sorry for long review:D