The ski in question is called the "M-Power" It is basically a Mag 8.7 shape with two Carbon fiber stringers running from center to tip and center to tail. In the center those stringers seat into a pretty fat Marker derived piston. The effect is nothing short of shocking. The Mag 8.7 grips well, is pretty damp, reasonably versatile, and does all this with a manageable flex. The M-Power is only marginally stiffer than the mag 8.7 but it feels like it is "stuck to the snow with magnets" or something. On hard, rattley snow, it feels like no ski I've been on short of a mens length FIS GS ski. With all that, it's no worse in softer and mixed conditions than any of the other "giant carver" type skis in this width range and it's better than some. Last Saturday, I put a customer out on the MP demo in 174. He came back and bought one that evening. He said initially that he was looking for a ski on sale but that the MP was so good he just decided that looking further was fruitless. So far, all our crew from me, TOJ, the youngers, and the retired freeride competitor are all agog over this thing. There is also a "G-Power" which is an absolutely stellar 72mm carver.
All those that bitch and whine about the LP 115 not being a fatter XXL apparently didn't notice that the Big Dump IS the fatter XXL..........and rockered too........and it's still around......and they didn't buy it. The LP has been there....they didn't buy it. The XXL has been there.....they didn't buy it. The BD has been there....they didn't buy it. The BD is coming back for 2011 and they don't notice. The LP 115 comes along and they bitch b/c it's not like the all the skis already there that they didn't buy. It's unclear to me exactly these pinheads want. Whatever it is, Dynastar has apparently decded it's not worth trying to figure out and they've just decided to build skis that good skiers can ski on. That may homogenize their "rad" image to some extent and for some folks but it appears that the "rad" image wasn't getting them very far anyway.