Bought the LP in a 186 for $499 new and put the Look bindings. (I'm a bit tired of Marker preleasing or having their DIN charts set too low.)
Very cool ski. In comparison to my Volkl Explosiv: LP busts through anything like my 180cm Explosive and wants to go fast. It is fatter in the waist but with a slighty shorter turning radius so it turns more 'naturally' on the groomers, holds good edge on the hard stuff, but is not as quick to swing in tight spots like trees and chutes: the 6 cm does make a difference. It's easier to 'dance' down the mountain on the Explosiv (in part because I'm so used to and comfortable with the ski).
It's a sweet ski and admittedly totally overkill with the Explosiv in my quiver. However, it is different and is very fun to ski to rip the mountain. I think it may be a bit better in powder than the Explosiv due to slightly wider dimensions and length. It feels a bit stiffer than the Explosiv.
The Explosiv is still the #1 ski in my quiver and gets the call 95% of the time.