I skied a pair of Atomic Theory's yesterday at Loon Mtn in NH. It was 85 deg, blue ski and melting like crazy. The conditions were mashed potato snow and some slush. Really fun day when on the right ski. I tried several skis, but spent the afternoon on a pair of 186 cm Theory's. They are an early rise ski or slightly rockered. They have about a 20 m side cut. They are a relatively soft ski and 95 mm under foot. I have skied them before on packed snow and would describe them as soft, absorbing, stable, and like wide GS turns.
Their width was great for the conditions and they were pretty stable. To turn them I did the usual press on the tips and roll them over. They didn't really respond too well and felt less stable. They really didn't want their tips in the crud. So I tried leaning back a bit on them and they actually felt better. We were skiing pretty fast and leaning back was a little risky, but more comfortable feeling. Next I centered my weight more and tried pulling up with my toes and pressing down with my heels. Amazingly, they became really easy to turn and very stable. I usually have my weight slightly on my shins, but putting my weight slightly on my calves made the skis really comfortable and they pivoted effortlessly by pushing down on my heels and pulling up on my toes and then rolling them slightly.
Is that the key to rocker skis, keep the tips "floating" a bit and turn them from the middle of the ski?