Me 190#'s very lean, 5' 10" Ski very aggressive, Zipper line, jumps, etc..
I've finaly had enough days on this ski where I feel I can review it here.
First, I wish I got the 186. I feel I needed the extra length for landings on the man made stuff. The ski has very turned up tips and tails.
This is a very quick, fun ski. Felt very light on my feet but super stable. Great edge hold. Carves very well for a wide ski. The finish of a carved turn isn't that of a carving ski but it's not.
Compared to Mantra it skis short but is quicker in the bumps. Almost as stable but didn't quite have the top end of the Mantra but close. I'd say edge grip was equal but Mantra carves better.
BT seems so smooth out varied snow where you don't feel the changes in snow conditions. It makes everything feel like soft snow.
Crud was a strong point. As were bumps as I mentioned. This may become my everyday East coast bump ski.
I imagine the 186 would be a killer one ski quiver for east coast bumps, all mountain and powder.
Very Very impressed, 4.7 out of 5
That being said I bet it would be full on 5 stars in a 186.