I didn't read the responses, but that k2 rep was either lying or retarded. They are soft. Extremely soft. They are as soft as soft can be.
I flexed them at the Ski Expo in Boston, and almost had the tip past a right angle to the waist. The tips and tails are the softest I have ever felt on any ski. They're a butterer's dream, but won't do much good anywhere besides the park.