I came back to amend my post...the ski has been reshaped for this year so it may float a bit better.
By hard snow I mean really hard snow where it tends to skid v my Fischers which really seem to dig in as they edge.
I think the Bandit X are super all around skis. Not perfect though. Not sure what is...maybe the Scream series? (I say that with a bit of a wink) Rossi may agree as the new Bandit x shape mimics the Series footprint, though I think it is 1mm wider at foot, waist and tail.
I'm very psyched to try them out...this is the ski I am looking to pick up this year as my current X's are aging and getting beat up.