On a spring day at Blue Mountain I was on an Equipe 10SC and it was getting pushed around by the big piles of slush. This combined with my worn-out legs (other long story) caused me to demo something longer and heavier. All they had at the demo shack was a Bandit in a 176.
I found this ski to be a pretty good performer for the conditions, solid enough to get through the slush piles without being punishing, soft enough for moguls, still enough grip to be satisfying at reasonable speeds, but fairly forgiving. It's a good all-mountain ski if your not at racing speeds.
IMHO, It's a little slower softer and easier to ski than an SX11 or an RX8 or S12 and doesn't quite match those skis in performance. Probably a good choice for an intermediate-advanced skier who is not a speed freak in the East.