These have been by FAR my favorite skis that I have owned. The only flaw was the delaming, but that is under warentee. Therefore this is a 9.
Having been skiing since the age of 6, I have not always been a park rat and I enjoy making large turns down the groomers. The stiffness of these is not only fantastic for stable landings but performs great on groomers and the turns are just so smooth, I love them
The look is outstanding, the design increased tenfold from the old Karma, which was just plain white. Truly an amazing design. Now because the ski is symetrical it allows for great switch skiing and great stability, overall amazing feel
The price was quite expensive, but the skis are just amazing and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a fun ski. Great in park and out of park. They are decent in powder too, although I do live on the East Coast, so i guess i don't really know what POWDER is, now do i
At first I thought I should have gotton the 187, but the 177 was perfect. And plus The ski is symmetrical making it even better. Switch riding is the same as going straight. Great sizes
Although at first these skis were extremely stiff they quickly began to loosen up just like anything. Now these are no k2 fugitive where you can almost time over b/c of the flex, but they are comfortable and are great skis for making turns and are very stable when landing switch
This is the only FLAW that i had with this ski. I would say about 10 days in I started to realize tail delam on one of my skis, not much later the tail cracked and I could make the back tip flat...Tisk tisk...Then the front edge also came out and bent under forcing me to send them back to Volkl on warentee.