Have about a week of skiing on these.
Me: Middle aged advanced skier, do some Master's racing, like to make lots of turns. Finesse skier and proud of it. 165 lbs, 6' 0". Have street size 10.5-11.0 feet that are D's in front and B's at the heel. Have owned 120 flex Dalbellos for the past five years or so, lately with the K2 lasts.
Boots: RS130 LV's, 26.5. 97 mm last. No mods except small push for 6th toe on both sides. Only change from last year's model is a slightly firmer liner, I'm told.
Early returns: I have about a week of skiing on mostly man made, mix of sugar and ice or scratch. Lot of firm skier-created bumps.
Fit and flex: Best out of the box fit for my duck feet I've ever found. These run about a size large, I downsized from Dalbello 27.5 shells with a 17 mm space to these at 26.5 with 12 mm of space. More generally, they are nothing like the hyper narrow Langes of old (I owned the first Lange's ever made, the ones that needed hair dryers to soften the "Langflow" liners from concrete into asphalt and years later tried Comps, finally swore the responsiveness was not worth the pain.) These, however, have reasonable correlations between shell shape and human feet.
Finally, the 130 flex feels about like a true 130 at room temp, unlike the XT130, which is more like a 110. But I may try the 120 option (top rivet out) because these stiffen up quite a bit in cold, become work for me at 165 to flex at recreational speeds. Which is odd, because the plastic feels to be high quality, very linear for a two piece shell, but it's a lot more temp sensitive than plug plastic.
Pros: Excellent liner, well contoured, firm but not harsh, and not plug thin. No serious pressure points from the shell, and doesn't look as if the shell will need major mods. Very precise response, with more snow feedback than I'm used to. Taking some adjustment after my years with a cabrio; this is a good thing in terms of refining my turns. For instance, I'm used to initiating my outside/uphill ski pretty solidly to get things going early. With these, less lag between first toe movement and changing edges, so not as big a movement required. Superior to my cabrio Dalbellos on ice or firm packed snow, which is a lot of what I ski on, and more generally, for carving. Pretty nice in variable man-made once you get used to the feedback. Bumps are doable.
Cons: The last said, cannot ever be as nice in bumps or soft variable snow as a cabrio design; requires more movements from legs to compensate for the boot not absorbing shocks as well. Is what it is. Some early issues with the liner taking away too much height in the toe box. May work itself out or may require some help packing out. Footbeds out of the box are decent but not great, once things pack out a bit will put in my customs.
Also, these run cold. Not as cold as a typical plug, but getting there. It's particularly noticeable coming from Intuitions that came with the Dalbellos. So I may try some Mylar inserts under the footbeds, see how that helps. If it doesn't, might have to replace the very nice liners with Intuitions. Or start wearing Boot Gloves. Sigh.
Summary: If you have wide forefeet and narrow ankles, and you want a boot primarily to carve up the frontside, these should head your list. If you primarily are a bump and soft snow guy, they'll work for sure, but there are better options.