Me: ex-racer, 40, 5'9" 160lbs, ski fast with old school carving technique (no "slarving"). Ski 40-50 days a year. Like stiffer skis - currently on 185 Line Motheships and 184 Volkl AC50. I was using a 192 dps lotus 138 for powder days but didn't like their lack of versatility and wanted a more traditional shape - they were stolen so am replacing them in quiver. I love the motherships but they are not great in Tahoe powder as the tips tend to dive. The Motherships replaced 190 Gotamas which I really liked but prefer the extra beef the mothership.
I am considering Atomic Atlas (183 and 192) and Volkl Shiro (183, 193) as they seem to be a fat ski with more traditional shape and are stiffer than S7's (which I demo'ed and didn't like, to turny and unstable at speed). Any thoughts on these skis or other ideas given my skiing type and preference? Any thoughts on size? I am worried that the 183 Atlas and Shiro may be too small as I like to go fast - but 193 for someone 5'9"??
Seems like there is so much experience with different skis on this site I would seek some advice . . . help.