i think Blister mentions that the pair they tested where pre-production models that were slightly stiffer than stock, and that production versions where softened a bit in the very tips and tails. So seems like you guys are pretty much in agreement

They are the most intersting skis from DPS in a good while.

I recently listened to a Blister podcast where Jonathan and Paul Forward discussed a few earlier DPS designs, and coming from BMT122s and reading Paul's thoughts on that ski (that i wholeheartedly agree with) his insights were very... eh insightful. Building on those comments Koalas seem more intersting than ever