I had a pair of them for quite a while and they're not bad skis. I bought mine for like $180 brand new off levelninesports.com and for that price they did really well.
I rode 175cm length and here's are some pros and cons (I weigh 65kg and I'm about 170cm tall).
- Lightweight, they're very nimble in the park, super easy to flick around, makes doing quick swaps on rails and adjustments in the air easy.
- Stable, had no problems with speed jitters and hitting big jumps (70FT+) wasn't and issue on the skis.
- Poppy, camber underfoot so they have loads of pop.
- Flex, when I first got the skis they had a great flex, I'd say medium flex which felt great for everything, however they did get soften up quite quickly, this could be a pro or a con depending on what you want. They ended up getting softer than I was hoping for.
- Durability, the top sheet got destroyed because it's full sidewall. Normally I don't care about top sheet chipping but every time I carried the skis I would end up with bits of fiberglass stuck in my hand from the top sheet. The bases and edges are pretty reasonably though and should last a season of park abuse. They lasted me a little less than year (rode at least once a week) before the edge pulled out.
- Base, I believe the base is extruded meaning it doesn't hold wax particularly well and is slower than a sintered base. The Provoke's are noticeably slower than my Armada AR7's which have a sintered base.
The bottom line:
They're a good, fun, and cheap ski, I'd say they'd last one season of park abuse which is what you should expect from such a cheap ski. I wouldn't pay full price for them if you can get a really good deal on them then go for it!
I like to ski with loose underpants or boxers on so my balls can swish around and chill.