Bought this rig earlier in the season, had it out for the first time today. The V6's are the most well handling ski I have had in an AT rig. The Vipecs are a joy. I have just one problem with them. Had to cross a stream that was still a little open and one ski went in. The toe piece iced up and refused to completely lock open. I was able to make it work but it was annoying. The 1/3 fish scale worked very well. I was able to climb moderate grades with them and only had to side step in a few places - much better than putting skins on and off or struggling with a herringbone. The snow conditions were still a little crusty with about 3" of fluff on top so I really did not get a feel for their deep snow performance but I am sure they will be fine. I did hit some icy patches and the edge hold seemed fine. This will now be my go-2 touring ski and can't wait to take them up a few slides.
Truly was operator error, thought I could make it the first time but my ski didn't hold the bank when I tried to side step over the first crossing and on the second I thought the ice layer was strong enough to hold but nope. These things happen in the BC but this is the first time (binding) I have had that didn't come right back after being worked a few times. So from that I will make sure I keep them dry.