Those turns and terrain look great!
I think lilcliffy, fisheater, Lowangle al, Woodserson and more on this site have Koms, so I’m sure there are lots of other opinions, but I’ll share what I’ve found.
Because of the longer length of the Koms compared to Hoks, they’ll glide better and give more of a feeling of arcing(thanks teleman) the skis in turns, with way better fore/aft stability. I think they optimize that tele turning arc feeling better than the Hoks.
Because of the lack of integrated skin, the Koms glide better and are quicker (almost instantly) to get up on a plane. Like in ww kayaking, or wake boarding, or surfing, its when your surfaces get up on a plane in the h2o medium that you get that weightless, slithery feeling that is so exilerating. I find the mix of rocker, flex, sidecut, high tip, shortish length for a ski, and width of the Kom make them get up on a plane extra quick(compared to other skis, like my 175cm Annnum/Guide) and make them really easy to float and pivot. Even at slow speeds they can smear turns readily, which is great for picking your way through tight bush and rocky outcroppings (even better when you can ski at speed with more open lines):
I would say Koms are particularly well suited to the type of terrain we might share. Rolling hills, ravines and gullies, thicker trees, with a couple hundred feet of vertical, lines of 400’ length or less, maybe 10-30 turns and then leisurely 8min switchbacks up. My touring for turns usually only covers 4-8km over a couple of hours.
You might find the Koms are a little freaky at first because of the glide, speed and the holding of their edge/arcing feeling. Again, a longer length gives a better flow and turning feeling. If I lived somewhere with more vertical and wide open spaces, I would prefer a longer 170 or more like 180cm ski for the bigger scale of things.
You would also notice a big difference on how fishscales really don’t climb steeply like skins.
In the Hok video, it looks like the skier gets good flow because of sufficient steepness and soft snow, but he is just parallel turning without that tele arcing which is sooo great.
I think that the Koms are great value at $450 CAD and are cool that they are made in Quebec. Objectives,findrs, or Vectors would be great too. I’ve heard mixed things about the Rossi BC skis.
I like simpler pure cable bindings like Rivas, or Cobras, G3s, or original non-3-pin hardwires. I don’t feel good torquing just 3-pins. Try touring and turning with you t4s (I use Excursions, t4s or Merrell doubles) with the upper buckle and laces, and the cable binding, at almost minimum tension for a better kick & glide sensation.
The rest is technique!