After the ringing endorsement of Chad Fleischer (former olympian, owner of Fleischer sports in stbt spgs) I demo'd a pair of just tuned, 2011 Head Peak pro 78 with power pro 12 bindings. Head skis have nearly zero presence in this town or on this mtn and I have never skied on Heads before though had a blast on them skiing for a solid 6+ hrs everywhere including laps through trees with 3-6" of a few day old powder on Closet-Twilight and Shadows, packed groomers and laps on the mogul laden Whiteout with standard male binding position.
I'm a decent athlete (mtb'r, rec hockey player, alpine and tele) but only weigh 138 #s and demo'd a pair of 165s. I was overwhelmed with how well they performed on varied conditions, carved well on hard pack and better than my decent, tuned, all mtn, Scott Missions but still performed decently elsewhere. It took a couple runs to trust these in the trees and good forward technique is a must as back seat driving on these is not compatible with grin resulting performance. I have a few more pairs of all mtn skis to try out this winter but I find it hard to believe that a pair of these boards won't be hanging in our ski closet sometime in the next couple of months and used for those days with less than 8" of powder. (disclaimer, I'm 56 yo, retired and have no financial connection to Head, Fleischer sports or any ski related entity other than I ski over 100 partial days a year mostly at Stbt but also a few days at Snowbasin, Mary Jane and occasional trip to Silverton.)