Definitely a fun freestyle oriented ski, easy to get flippy spinny. Fairly versatile for a big ski with bomber durability. Not as stable at speed or through chop as I would like but a longer length would help. I'd like to spend some time on the new 190. It's also fair to say that my skiing style has changed over the past couple years. I'm moving away from jibbier stuff to more of a fast aggressive huck my meat kind of style.
Fun and bouncy, easy to use the flex of the ski to pop of everything. I mounted 2cm back from centre, so I had a ton of tail. Once up to speed they had to float issues, but tips sank a bit at low speed. I attribute this to the forward mount and short length for my size. I'm 6'2" 220 lb, smaller people on this ski had no issues. Fairly easy to pivot in trees, but I found the tip and tail would catch about in wetter or crusty snow. The full sidecut was nice on groomers as it allowed you to engage more of the edge. I didn't like these skis in harder chopped conditions as they got bounced around. I found I had to work hard to stay in the middle of the ski to keep it balanced, didn't really cater to a forward aggressive skiing style.
Pretty cool looking and a smaller company so I got lots of comments in the lift line.
I think these retailed for about $800 CAD, fairly average for a ski of this style. You get a bomber ski, awesome warranty (2 years), and stellar support if you need it.
In 2010 the longest size made was a 183, which was nice and nimble but I'd like to spend more time on the 190 this year to get a better feel for the ski.
Relatively stiffer than most freestyle (ex. Hellbent) but not near as stiff as most big mountain/charger skis. Med/Stiff underfoot with fairly noodly tip and tail.
Better durability than any other brand I've been on. Only 2 coreshots after a season of use and abuse. I tend to ride over more rocks and trees than most people. No edge or sidewall damage and very minimal topsheet chipping. Hit lots of things that should have ripped out an edge to blown a sidewall only to look later and see a small scratch on the base.