First of all. Yes I matched my Practice PB the first set out. I have been stung by the honeymoon effect before so i need to ride the ski more than once before I rave too much. Lets just say the first date went really well.
In the factory, I saw some of the brand names of the raw materials he is using and it is the good stuff. I saw a little of the ski layup process and it looks slow and meticulous. I did not get to see a ski built from start of finish but saw enough to be impressed.
The look of the ski. There are some rumblings here on BOS about the look of the Nano One. Here is the deal. The white skis we have seen for the last year or so have a layer in then to make them white and it weighs a few oz. Dave is a little fanatical about weight so he wanted to get it out of the ski. Besides that I think what everyone sees and does not like is the look of unidirectional fiber. It is not "pretty" like fabric carbon fiber. From a structural point of view it is the real stuff. To me it shows lack of compromise. Do you really want comprise in your $2000 ski? really?