Tremblant had their 'demo' day this weekend so I tried the SX11's (170), along with the Head IC200 (170 and 177), Elan Integra 12 (177), Elan HCX (162), and a Dynastar GS race ski (184) (not sure of the model).
Conditions were hardpack, especially so on Saturday, as it rained all Friday, then froze. By today (Sunday) the groomers had done a pretty good job of making everything skiable.
I usually did two/four runs per ski, then changed. I think I got some feel for the skis, but I adapt pretty quickly, so after a few runs whatever ski I was on then was my favourite.
I did like the SX11's, stable, great carver, and fun to ski on. They will probably be my next ski. The only thing that may interfere is the Elan HCX's. They are one of their Hypercarve skis, and a load of fun. I was rocketing around the mountain today, and it felt like I was on roller blades with them. I'm not sure about versatility, but carving was great. Given the limited choice when skiing out East I may just get a ski to have fun on.
The Elan Integra 12 impressed me as well. I skied it Saturday, near the end of the day when the slopes had progressed to real eastern hardpack. They felt incredibly damp, and held an edge that gave me utter confidence. I just rolled them over and they went, no argument. I'm surprised that they aren't more popular.
I didn't like the Head IC200's as much as the other skis. Not sure why. I didn't like the 170's at all, the 177's were a lot better. Probably something to do with me.
I was skiing with friends, all of them on various race gs or slalom skis, and their only comment was I seemed to be turning more. but going as fast as usual.
Going back to my 188 Volkl G31's was a bit of a change. I still like them, just wish I could have all the skis at once. Just choose the right one for each day.