Ant: very nippy bouncy and extremely lively just about summons up my experience with the Pros also. Very fast on turn initiation and in rolling from side to side are my other lasting memories from testing.
For active short to medium turn carving I have never experienced a ski with that much fun and 'I-love-to-turn' built into it. Definitely not a quiver of one ski, but for hardpack zipperline fun I would love to own a pair. Unfortunately they are not easy to find new or used anymore, so I was thinking of buying the Spirit Pro II instead, but I have no chance to demo them where I live, so if anybody has tried the Spirit Pro II and can compare them with the old ones (or with the Spirit Frees) I would be greatful!
vita-mam: thanks for your input on the differences between the Spirit Pro II and the Spirit Free, my main concern is that Stockli has detuned the new Pro model to make it more user-friendly...
BTW If someone has a pair of the old Spirit Pros in good condition they would like to part with I might be interested