I believe that these skis were not meant for slow speeds and short turns. They seem to be suited to long turns and high-speed carving according to the Keelty site. Other than that, preference of one over the other will be purely subjective.
Don't go too long if you go with these skis. This reminds me of the Rossi Viper 9.9 ski I had several years ago. I bought it in a "short" 184cm, since at that time I was coming down from 192cm. I raved about the ski until I took a ride on a shorty slalom. Only then did I realize how much brute force it took to pump out short turns on the Viper 9.9. Once I bought a short ski, it became increasingly hard to ski the Viper 9.9. The ski was a handicap in all situations, except high speed cruising. [ October 07, 2003, 02:28 PM: Message edited by: TomB ]