I have a pair of 179 Karhu teams that i am trying to convince myself to get rid of. The are the green and yellow top sheets but the same construction as the current model. I skied them all of last season (2008/09) and so far this year as my main everyday ski. They have normal scratches in the top sheet (one is through the laminate) but no structural damage. The bases do have scratches but i think most should come out with good base tuneup (there are no core shots or issues with edges). I have decided that they are too long for an everyday ski for me and hope to find a pair of 172's or something similar. You can reach me at 530-414-3769 if you want more info on them.
Let me know if you are interested. Jeff