I had an opportunity to ski these for couple of runs when we discovered that my friend has the same boot sole length. They were great in soft, heavy, and chopped up powder. Easy to turn, very nice response, no surprises. And obviously, very light for uphills. I think I got to ski them in conditions they were made for but I would believe they perform on harder snow very well too. The pair I skied was 177cm and felt slightly short for me (6' 1"), personally I would buy the 185cm.