I will just write a quick blurb then fill in later with details.
Me 5' 10" 195# athletic
This ski rocks!!! super stable, carved great at any speed. Soft snow it came alive. It makes chopped up and nasty snow all feel like good snow. Icy bumps were a chore not sure if it was me or the ski but after the sun warmed things up they really came alive in bumps. They are truly a do it all tool!
First impression was they are too stiff for a "fun" ski especially in bumps but I sorta figured out how they wanted to be ridden and thats with a whole lot of whoop ass!! And they aren't super stiff, just more than your average twin. After a few runs that feeling of too stiff was gone and I hammered it.
I was truly impressed by the hard snow performance, carves extremely well. 179 proved to be the perfect length for me. Perhaps if I didn't love bumps then the 187 would be great too but I didn't feel I needed any more length.
Terrain park jumps were better than I have ever been.
I really can't say there is a negative to this ski. Of course it isn't a race ski and it's not a superfatty, it's not a mogul ski. What it is is a super fun do everything ski that makes you smile everywhere on the mountain.
I skied it back to back with my Big Troubles and I was depressed because this was a ski I loved. Bridge killed it in every way. Now I have to drop 600.00!!
Like I said more later.
Edited by ski=free - 12/25/10 at 5:23am