Skis well, built poorly
I was not impressed with the construction of this ski. When I got the 194's out of the plastic everything looked great. The skis fell apart under my feet after 4 DAYS!!! I blew out the sidewall with an impact (apparently) that was so insignificant I honestly cant remember the specific event. Also, the sidewall on the other ski started to crack in front of the binding toepiece with no evidence of impact at all. That said I'm 6'3" 230 lbs (dressed to ski) and I ski pretty hard. These skis are light and quick for their size. They perform best in crud and on steeps and there really is no speed limit. In deep powder, you need to be way in the back seat or the tips tend to dive even if you're going fast. Smaller, less agressive skiers will likely have trouble with the stiffness. This is a great ski for big guys the day after a powder day. I just hope that the poor construction of mine was an isolated incident.