I just completed my first season on these skis and I'm really happy with how they performed.
I would say, I'm a good to advanced skier, who was looking for something with a mid-width waist, that could handle some hard charging and thrashing, especially when we get decent snow. These skis were able to take everything I could dish out. These skis were particularly great launching off the cat track at speed into pow. They were pretty confidence inspiring when taking off small rock pillows and dropping (2-6ft) into an area that was nice and soft. I knew these skis would land and track regardless of my speed.
I'm 5'10, 165. Been skiing a while. I don't geek out on technical details, but I do pay attention when I strap them on my feet. Do they feel good? Can I maneuver them? Are they heavy or do they feel so? Can I get them on edge? Can they handle a moderate bump field?
I'm not a finesse based or technically adept skier. I point them down and go like hell. These were great skis for exactly that. I could get them through big pillowy soft bumps when needed, but when it turned crusty these were not my favorite ski.
I feel like these skis were pretty damned stiff, which is why I think they destroy in mixed pow. Not first tracks? That's OK, these skis will still do just fine, and I was able to find some mixed runs that were not completely tracked out, where I had tons of fun.
Being as stiff as I think they are, for me, these are a very neutral demanding ski. Your weight needs to be fairly balanced in moderate terrain. The steeper it gets, the more (within reason) you can get on the nose of these skis. Be warned, these beasts will kick you back onto the tails you think you can get on the shovel. Perhaps if you're a heavier skier, you can, but I felt (165lbs) that I just allowed these skis to track where they wanted, and I just made slight course corrections.
These skis have a bit of a tail and as a result, I was able to do a bit of switch skiing on them this year. I wouldn't say I'm ready for the park pipe, but blasting down a run, swirling around backwards for a couple hundred feet, then swirling forwards again was serious fun.
Not sure of the durability of the top sheets, but as I mentioned above, I'm not a pretty skier. My goal is to ski by myself, and get as many runs as I can. When I'm done, I'm done.
These skis are a touch heavy (not horrible) and I matched them with some Pivot 14s to mitigate some of the weight. I was on 187s. I skied on some Armada TXTs (I couldn't get these skis on edge), the Carbon DPS 112 (Planky as hell) Rossy Soul 7s (they had no Soul) Fisher something or other (which were fast and edgey but really nothing else impressed me) and I think these were the best of the bunch for my type of skiing and our type of terrain.
I think if you know what you're looking for, a moderate pow ski that allows you to make some big turns and blast down the mountain, or if you'vegot some mad-skillz get these in the trees, and these Line SuperNaturals in the 108, should be something you consider.