Only 2 and a half months after I bought them, my new 186 carbon Lhasa Pows showed up yesterday. Can't say I was impressed with PM's inventory control (Nov - they're in stock and ready to ship; Dec - Oops. Sorry, bad info. You're next on the list. Jan - Other guys receiving theirs, apparently competing lists.) but as I said in another thread, you have to go with the flow if you buy indie, and Pat was always prompt to reply and explain why I was sans skis.
Initial responses: Lighter than I expected (same weight at 112 mm waist as my iM88's), nicer finish than I expected (excellent topsheet regularity for an indie, some obvious hand made irregularities in tip curve, no big deal), less rocker and more camber than I expected (Mild and long slow rise in front, about 50 cm but over half of it is just a few mm, mild and about 40 cm in back but more abrupt transition to flip tail, about .5 cm of ski separation at midline unloaded. I'll be on them in two weeks, will report back as a carving oriented eastern skier, so probably different take than the guys over at TGR.