Okay, I just checked Head's website. They're calling it an All Mountain Expert ski. The dimensions of this ski are 112-64-95. It has a 14m radius. That's pretty turny - not far off from a slalom footprint, if I'm not mistaken. It's also a fast ski, and fast according to Tech Support For Skiers, who list it as intermediate to advanced. So, it might be a lot of ski, but probably not too much for you handle. I would still say don't get the riser plate, since you say you don't ski that fast, but because of the narrow waist of these skis, the more experienced guys here might have another opinion so pay attention to them!!
I would definitely recommend that you not make the mistake I did - your first time on these skis, take them down an easy, easy run. If you've been on rentals, you'll find that these are much, much faster skis, and more demanding that you ski them right. This is one of the reasons that rentals are so terrible - they really don't prepare you for a good pair of skis.
So, don't get the risers, but be prepared for a heckuva ride, the training wheels are off! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
Seriously, have fun! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]