they're big mountain machines judging by their specs, i wouldn't use them as an all-mountain ski, too fatt. go with something a little narrower, like 4frnt MSPs or Publics, they are both sick all-mountains
they are not like the pistols at all. they are actually much different and softer or something. some dudes ride them in the park, but they are beasts and can handle them. but i think they work everyhwhere
I skied my made'ns on hardpack at Abasin recently just cause I couldn't wait for goddamned summit Co to get some snow. Really not bad at all considering the girth and lack of sidecut. They actually rage on the shit, super stable and turning is not a problem. They are sick for rails, but super heavy and difficult to spin. I am pretty light though, so if you have more body weight, shouldn't be a real issue. They are gonna be ridiculous in pow though, can't wait.
If you're looking for something for everyday, I wouldn't reccomend. Go with pistols in that case. If you've got some PE's though and just want to expand your quiver, go with the Made'ns.
Hey, its all subjective, you know. Im educated, no doubt, ive skied them a few times in the park already. Thing is im a 130lb chick and its alot of ski to throw around for anybody, don't kid yourself. Im not knockin the skis at all, They RIP, but not the best park ski for your average skier in my opinion. Im sure they are alot easier to swing center mounted, like any other ski, but I don't think I would like how they ski as much at that point. 3+ gives you plenty of tail, but to each their own. Consider yourself lucky if you can get your paws on some of these boards.