5'8" 160 Agressive Expert. I ski very fast and make big GS turns, tight slalom style turns and make big surf slashes. I butter and finish turns switch all day.
OPUS 185s mounted with FKS 140 DIN around 8.5 I believe
POW: SICK as F*$&! I don't have a reason to snowboard ever again after riding these skis. So smooth and stable, happy in any size turn. Great in steeps, bowls, pillowy stuff.
CRUD: If it was soft, they were perfect machines. Once it was hard underneath, they were a bit of work but still totally workable, just got bounced around a lot.
GROOMERS: They work fine, but not the ski I want on groomers. I was able to go full speed and make any size turns, but while the Opus was happy to oblige my request, they didn't particularly want to to.
There were two days at Jackson where it snowed like 8 inches, then got too hot, then snowed again...so it was dust on crust one day and then like 8 inches of pow on top of crust the next. The OPUS was terrible in these conditions, but I think most skis would have sucked.
ICE with POW on top: TOTAL NIGHTMARE.
ICY BUMPS with Pow on top: NIGHTMARE
IN THE AIR: REALLY GOOD. I was blow away by how much POP these skis have. Incredibly stable landing anything I hit, but I didn't hit anything bigger than park jumps with 15-20 foot transitions. Loved them in the Pipe too - definitely feel smaller than they are in the air.
OVERALL Impressions: SICK for pow and fresh. Great for jumps. I'm in love with the OPUS for anything soft and fresh.
If you want to have two pair of skis, get the OPUS as your pow skis. The OPUS is not a ski for non-pow days. If you want a one ski quiver, get Bacons or something else.