My first run was a bit dodgy (me, not the skis), although this was probably because I hadn't skied since before Christmas last year. Having shaken off the cob-webs I was in full flow. And by my word, full flow was what these skis were built for.
These are probably the grippiest skis I've ever clipped on to. (I could have sworn they were gripping onto rock at one point ). Ice was dispatched with sublime ease - the only way you could really tell the difference was by the sound. Even at 168cm, a bit longer than my previous skis, they were easy to handle. Carving on-piste was enjoyment personified - simply magnificent and hugely responsive to an aggressive style, they were, none-the-less, still easy at lower speeds. Super-quick edge to edge. Stable too regardless. Really nice for long, carved turns; and, whilst obviously not the skis' forte, short turns were straightforward too.
In the bumps they were still easy enough to get a grip of, although I could notice a little bit of extra stiffness and length. They were also enjoyable off-piste - by no means a targetted area of the mountain for them, but it's not where I spend all my time anyway (just a bit of fun dabbling).
Scores /10 (just making up categories off the top of my head here):
10 Carving (long)
8 Short Turns
10 Edge to Edge
I'm a farily aggressive, mainly on-piste skier who enjoys bumps and dabbling in powder/trees. I did the demo mainly on Blackcomb, but also headed over to Whistler for a lot of the groomers. There was fresh snow, after a fall the night before.