Skier background: level 2 CSIA instructor; approx. level 8 skier
Physical info: 6', 165 lbs, 30 years old
Ski info: Dynastar Contact Cross TI 2010, 104 / 72 / 120, 15M radius, 172 length
Tested on: green, blue and black groomers; off-piste crud; glades
Best attributes: Turning, edge hold
I just picked these skis up for a ski coaching certification I'm taking next month. My existing Head Peak 82s simply didn't seem to have the edge hold or innate turning potential. At the recommendation of one of the guys at Comor in Whistler I picked this ski up (half price, as it's the 2010 model). I must say that I couldn't be happier with my choice!
This ski absolutely loves to be tipped and turned on the hardpack and ice. It's super-stable at moderately high speeds, and has solid edge hold. I can confidently ski down the groomers laying these skis over on ice that my Peak 82s would almost certainly wash out on.
Off-piste these skis perform more than adequately. I find myself comfortable making any turn shape off-piste in crud on them. I haven't taken them out on a powder day, but this ski doesn't look like it's built to be a powder machine. In moguls it's not the most forgiving ski, but it's quick edge to edge and doesn't mind being pivoted either, so moguls are certainly manageable and fun on this ski.
Overall, a great groomer ski. I'd give it a 9/10 for groomer performance and 8/10 for off-piste crud performance.
EDIT: missed putting in the full model info.