This is *THE* ski!
I demoed these skis one afternoon in Squaw Valley, CA. Wow. These puppies float through the deepest powder, but more importantly, they drive effortlessly through the crust, crud, and manky snow. Instead of having to be reserved, cautious, controlled, and having to observe and assess the changing snow conditions, I was able to launch myself without hesitation into anything. My aggression, confidence, and consequently my enjoyment went through the roof. I suddenly felt like I was master of the mountain: I could go anywhere, ski anything!
I also have a pair of (highly reviewed) Atomic mid-fats, and I just never use them anymore. I guess it would have to be a day of the hardest ice to make me even consider it. Yes, they are a little more of a handful on hard bumps, but the benefits *far* outweigh the negatives.
I can't say enough good things about this ski. If you like to ski anything other than corduroy groomers or tight hard bumps, then this is *THE* ski. Don't hesitate: go fat! I promise you won't regret it.