Having ridden the same trails hundreds of times, I've come to expect a certain amount of sliding for a given amount of speed into a turn. Which at this point I call Dunlop out for unfair business practices, the amount of magic dust they sprinkled on these tires is appalling. After every successive turn, I felt more and more confident, to the point where I needed to take a break. I was darting in and out of corners with speed I didn't know I possessed, every slide felt predictable like a metronome, and I had to remind myself to take it down a notch, or suffer a spill into a creek where no one would find me.
Towards the end of the second day, the MX 32's helped me reach that "zone" moment that comes with ultimate focus. I wasn't worried about what my tires might do, I KNEW what they would do, I had total control, the moment may have only lasted 2, 5, 10 minutes tops, but it was amazing. It's the sort of thing you don't realize until you come to the end of your run, the fatigue in your arms suddenly appears, the sound of the motor reverberates underneath, and the smell of two stroke smoke in the air brings you back to reality. Again I become aware of the world, not just the trail, the bike, and the next turn. When you think back on the moment, it's just a smooth stream of corners, instead of a jumble of actions.
So for the very fact that I had the confidence to throw the bike around with the authority I wanted is a testament to these tires. The key factors I'll be looking closely at from this point forward is, how well will these tires hold up over time, and how they'll do through the dry hard dirt season. These are classified as soft to intermediate tires, so only time will tell.
The only con that came to mind would be cost, these tires aren't terribly expensive in comparison to competitors, but when you factor in new tubes, and having someone put the tires on, I was looking at around a $300 cost. I'm trying to support my local Motorsport shop, even if it hurts 10-15% more on my wallet.
I look forward to getting muddy and doing my very best testing out these tires. Stay happy, stay muddy.