Just wanted to see if anyone else has had the same experience as I have had on this ski. I'm 6'1" 175lbs and have the 177cm. 107mm underfoot. I skied it for 4 days in Solitude in firmer conditions and packed powder before the storm in bumps, trees, and groomers then about 12"-18" of powder after the storm and the ensuing chop suey in the afternoon. It was a very good testing ground because of the variety of conditions.
The ski is REMARKABLE. I'll describe it as slithery but stable and incredibly versatile. Maybe it was the shortish length for my ht/wt but it felt very "turny". When I opened it up on groomers and in the chop I never felt like I needed a longer length. They were incredibly stable with some speed and no tip deflection in chop. In the untouched powder they were a dream to ski. Very very easy. It was hard to make a mistake.
The only negative I noticed was in the bumps and this was VERY VERY likely due to improper technique on my part but it just seemed the tips crossed a little easier than my other skis perhaps due to their very low profile tips. They were still really fun in the bumps and the tips uncrossed easily as well. It resulted in one fall on my first day but I think I became aware of it and adjusted.
Super fun to carve long radius turns on groomers and held an edge very well but also was very easy to make short radius "swing turns". You can really throw them around when in a tight place and I usually have difficulty in those situations but felt confident with these skis. This could be a one ski quiver in the Rockies. I would butter my toast with them if I had a big enough piece of bread. Hope others have tried/enjoyed them.
As a side note, I feel like I could've easily handled a longer length but I like to make a lot of turns usually. For someone who really likes charging Id recommend the next size up (186cm?)
ps thanks to the Starthaus for the great "blem" deal
pps I cant find the blem!!!