Where do you live? How tall are you and how much do you weigh? I'm a pretty small guy (5'2", 110lbs) and got them out of desperation since they were the only pow skis i could find my size (i got the 164's) and they turned out to be amazing. I've got a pair of karmas and only ride them now if it's icy/hardpack out or am skiing strictly park. The Guns are an amazing all-round ski. I skied them in everything from hardpack with racers to a foot of crud in sierra cement to two and a half feet of jackson hole powder. They performed great in all of the above. Sometimes you gotta throw your weight a little back to keep the tips up if you have them mounted at -1 like I do in the really deep pow but that just makes 'em more fun for skiing switch in the pow. They're very responsive and surprisingly soft, which is good for me since I usually like to take my time in the pow instead of charging. My only two complaints about them is that they do get a little noodley if you're really charging hard and do get progressively softer over time because of the silly foam core. But hey, if Mike Douglas can charge on 'em, why can't you?
If you find a good deal on them since they're so expensive, which is easy, I'd definitely suggest them.
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