Well, I now have about 7 days on my 193 Automatics and thought I would weigh-in.
I did a bunch of research on mount points before deciding where I would mount up mine. I am 6'1" / 195 and decided to go forward of the line based on all the feedback I found from those who have preceded me. I ended up going +1.5 from the line and feel it was a good decision. The skis feel very balanced and have a good combination of fun and stability.
To put it in perspective, my previous powder ski has been an older set of Scott P4's, 108 under foot with standard camber with no rocker/early rise. They were fun, but this is new territory for me.
The first couple days were on groomers and some soft leftovers in the trees and steeper bowls/chutes at Snowbasin. The next 4 days were in powder. Saturday at Solitude where it snowed all day with maybe 10" - 12" by the last chair. Sunday was at Snowbasin with 27" in 2 days and perfect timing on the opening of No Name. Then Alta on Tuesday with about 4" at first chair and about 14" by last chair, with free refills all day long. Wednesday was a bluebird day at Snowbird, where they opened the high traverse in Mineral Basin for some fresh untracked runs back to the lift. Needless to say, I got a good idea of how they handled fresh powder.
I could not be happier with the skis and my choice of mount location. They rock in powder and make it effortless to slash and slarve in the wide open bowls as well as the tight trees. I usually stayed away from bumps, but the soft bumps were a blast and the rocker made it so much easier on my knees. Groomers are much better than anticipated and can rail with some high edge angles.
For contrast, I also got to do back-to back run comparisons with the 186 Automatic's mounted on the line (compared to +1.5 on my 193's). Even though they are shorter, the standard mount made them ski very similar in the powder and only slightly less stable in crud/chop. The biggest difference was on the groomed, where they felt much less stable at high speed. But that would be expected with a shorter ski.
Edited by NeedToSki - 3/2/13 at 10:03am