I've put 15 days on these this season and am loving them. I'm 5'9" 147lb fast aggressive skier. I'm on the 179 and ski out west in Washington State.
They are super comfortable at high speed, can make quick turns as well as long turns, stable thru the crud and chopped up. The early rise makes it ski great in powder and prevents the ski from hooking in dense snow or wind crust. carves great on groomers. Only slightly negative thing I can say is they are kinda heavy but that just means they are not a great choice for a touring ski. For inbounds or sidecountry they rock.
Check out the youtube video with some POV of skiing the influence 105
Absolutely love my Karhu team 100 after 10 days on them. I'm 5'9" and 150lbs and very happy with the 179. Wouldn't want it longer or shorter. Mounted with Marker Barons.
First off groomers. Don't need my other skis I was keeping around just for the days when there was no fresh. These skis carve turns great on the groomed. Really fun.
Variable conditions, chopped up crud. These things have enough substance and stability to plow thru this stuff with ease while still feeling quick and agile.
I like being able to make quick turns if I need to in a rock chute or tight tree line and these do that and you can also feel totally confident at high speed large radius turns, they feel solid.
Powder. Certainly a powder specific board would outdo these in the powder but they are still great. I definitely feel more flotation then with my previous 90mm waist ski. Easy and predictable in the powder.
All in all a confidence inspiring, easy, fun, hard charging ski.