Originally Posted by nomadfromcincy
I am thinking about buying the 724 Pros or EXPs... thinking about something a little shorter, but not sure if the 177s or 170s are the right ski for me.
For a time I considered the EXP for it's more forgiving flex and I thought it would make the bumps and glades easier to negotiate.
In the end (I had demoed both skis for two full days each), I felt TOO comfortable on the EXPs. I love the fact that I can handle anything on the Pros, but that they also challenge me to improve aspects of my technique.
The Pros are ROCK SOLID and very stable, whether its high-speed GS or tight glades, I always felt in control. If you ski aggressively and want to keep pushing your personal envelope, buy the Pros.
The EXP however, is no wussy ski. It is classic Volkl, just not quite as demanding or as responsive as the Pro. For me (and it is a very personal choice), the more energy I give the Pro, the more reward I get back.