We are having another terrible year out here in Northern California. No new snow since December 31st, so we have spring conditions. So I needed a stiff ski that could handle the icy moguls in the morning, and plow through the slop in the afternoon. So far I am pretty happy with these, and I have been skiing way more aggressively than any of my other skis. I tried the Mantras, but found them really hard to turn in tight spots....these have a tight turning radius but still love to to stay in the fall line and go straight. I also tried the Bonafide, but found it did not have enough camber underfoot to really stick the hard snow.
I found this thing to rail GS turns and warp speed, and if you hit a bump or something you did not expect they seem to plow right through. Very damp ski...so maybe missing a bit of feed back and energy return on slower turns.
Wish the graphics were more interesting...
Don't imagine this would be my go to powder ski, but maybe at a place like Squaw were it gets tracked out by 11am, this might not be a bad choice.
This is going to be my everyday ski at Squaw now, both on and off the groomers.
I am 6'4", 200lbs and I am skiing the 190cm. Defiantly go big on this ski, the binding mount mark is very close to center and the rocker in the tip makes the ski feel 5-10cm shorter than you might expect.