heh heh. Perhaps. Already bought em, they were on sale and about to run out. They are a decent ski to teach on. I specifically want a softer carving ski for teaching. These actually held up well under decent speed on a non-hardpack. But for teaching most of the time I need to go slower. Actually I thought about getting even softer than these. But these are nice compromise.
I got a lot of mixed messages about the Progressor and too much of a pain to find for demoing. Demo'd the Z10 for 3 days of cert training and they were pretty much perfect for the task. They are definitely soft, which made them nice in the bumps and forgiving as can be. But honestly, I was skiing way faster than everyone else in the clinic including the teachers, and getting thumbs up all day long; they perform plenty well for this type of situation and the forgiveness makes them easier to deal with typical teaching scenarios.
But now that I have these bought, I am going to start demoing and planning for another pair of skis for my quiver that is more high performance carving, perhaps a Fischer WC SC or something along those lines. CX70, Laser Cross Pro, Laser SC, etc. Essentially some of the detuned SL skis, but actually I would prefer 14-15m radius. Or maybe I will get my back a little stronger before I get the next pair and get some actually SL skis, we'll see.
I am thinking about getting a Skier's Edge to help get my back shaped up (knock on wood).