These skis really surprised me! They have both float and precision through trees and down burly chutes, and also rail hardpack groomers. The sweet spot in these skis is wide and forgiving, but they respond very well to forward pressure throughout the turn. Weight changes in lines between the trees are rewarded with swift arcs and changes in direction.
For their width, they are fairly quick and smooth edge to edge. Moguls were a breeze: choose a line and these skis will deliver it. Coming from a racing background, I didn’t think these skis would hold an edge but was surprised with enough grip to drag a hand on the snow and even good energy out of the turn when weighting the tails. They were true to their 18m radius.
Conversely, these are not skis to be lazy with. Above about 35 mph, they require constant attention, wanting to hook up on the tips or tails. In crusty, choppy snow, for example in the run-out below a steep drop, their stiffness makes them overly responsive and they are a lot of work. For big mountain skiing in exposed terrain, I would choose something with a more dampened feel and longer turn radius.
Highly recommend this ski for hard charging any terrain, but would maybe switch out for something more forgiving after lunch. Amazing mix of precision and control off piste while still being able to lay it over on groomers.