I got a pair of 170mm iC160 skis on eBay for $110 and a pair of Look PX12 bindings for $90. Since I'm moderately cheap, with a lot of mechanical background, and the local shop claimed they couldn't do the mounting, I did it myself. It was a pretty simple procedure. I adjusted the bindings to match my other skis.
I skied these, along with my new 168mm Speedwave 12s (thanks Dawg!) at a tiny little place in NM (Sipapu) for four days. I was most impressed. I am 5'9" tall and 210lbs. I actually bought these as easy skis - I was skiing with a friends 9 year old daughter most of the time and helping her.
The SpeedWaves were not a great "teaching and loafing" ski. They don't really come into their own until at least medium speed, and they are a lot of work to turn at slow speeds.
The 160's, on the other hand, were absolutely fabulous for teaching. I expected that, but was more impressed with how they performed when I got the chance to make some fun runs. They are a joy in the bumps, not bad in crud, fine on the icy stuff, and very capable on the groomed up until pretty close to "way fast". I am not a great skier, but do ski most everywhere, and am significantly faster than average most places.
I im just skiing for fun, and going whatever speed I like, the Speedwaves (or my Stormrider XL's) are my favorites, but skiing on these won't hurt my feeling much at all.