Just spent a week at Alta skiing the 186 carbon Lhasas. It snowed throughout the week so really got to play with them in their intended environment -- fresh, tracked, crud. But also was skiing with family and so had them on groomed and bumps too. For those who ski Alta, spent a lot of time with them in Eagles Nest/High Nowhere/North Rustler where the snow piles up and of course the trees can get pretty tight in some of the chutes. Also hiked out off Supreme a lot to take them through untracked...Devil's Castle opened one day and I got 2' untracked there...lots of deep tracked piles in Baldy Shoulder...nice tree lines in Wildcat (Westward Ho etc)...basically, skied most of the hill and some outside.
I'm 5'9" 165# high 8/low 9 aggressive former racer.
Incredible skis! I really cannot believe how versatile these skis are. The rocker is not extreme and there is meaningful camber and sidecut in the middle of the ski. Tips are very soft but it's nice and stiff under foot. The design really works all over the hill. Great float in pow, but as soon as you are on anything firm, you know you have a "real" ski/platform under you...carves smoothly and stably on hard snow (hard to believe you have 112 under foot). It is very light for its size (carbon version), and you can snake it through big soft bumps easily. Skiers with a charging style and/or race background who like to drive the tips and are not that into the loose/slashy/slarvy-ness of more extreme funshapes will love this ski b/c it introduces just enough tip and tail rocker to plane nicely but retains the driving characteristics of a traditional stiff ski with camber and vertical sidewalls. It's a big mountain ski that ranges into pow ski territory on one end and into all mountain on the other...very very versatile.
Also, I demo-ed them from Wasatch Powder Skis...Carmen was great...give him a call if you're headed to UT and get yourself some time on the Lhasas. They also demo DPS and Praxis.