amazing all-mountain skis
I bought these skis last fall and rode them all winter (Mt. Baker WA, Mammoth CA, Tahoe CA, San Gabriels CA). They took me down anything I wanted and rode everything from fresh pow to spring-time crude like a gem. They are really light, so when I mounted the heavy Marker Barons they were still a decent weight. They floated me through Mt. Baker's heaviest powder, carved hard on the groomers, and were great in the backcountry. I can't wait to see how they ride in the light Utah powder next season - I'm sure they'll be great! I don't do any big cliff hucking or park tricks, but for what I do attempt (3 footers, 180s, etc) they were supper fun. I'm 5'4" and 130lbs and the 175s felt fine for me, but the 165s are the suggested length.
I love these skis. If someone stole them off my roof racks tomorrow, I would buy them again without hesitation. I feel like I owe it to BD to post this review - thanks for the great skis!