I demoed the outlaw last December at Alta. My buddy bought a pair earlier in the season and kept tellin me how much fun they were. My skier type... Id def say very aggressive, and maybe a little crazy at times- Im a college student, ok? Im 6'4" 180lbs, usually ride no shorter than 90 waist, just cause Im apprehensive for my desired terrain. They were out of the 181, so being a week day, they cut me a deal on the 174. Now, the powder ability was surprisingly good, not amazing though. My friend who is on patrol at Big Sky has the 181 for his long days, and I can understand his decision. Very light, responsive, fast, and capable of hitting anything on the mountain. Personally, for my riding preference, I like a wider and stiffer, If I was an all mtn skier, no question, these would be the setup. You wont find em' at a better deal, at 500 you are borderline stealing these!