The Atomic BetaRace 10.22 Team ski (available to World Cup, Europa Cup, Nor-Am Cup, and FIS racers) are quite similar to the skis you can buy in the stores. This year's major differences is the that the team version does not have the titanium top sheet, but uses only an extra layer of fibreglass. Racers thought that the ski last year was too damp (metal in skis is now for vibration damping as well as flex characteristics). The other differences is that the team version has a 68mm waist, compared to 62 for the store model. Turn radius of about 22ish meters for the store model, 29ish meters for the team model. The same Beta profile is used on both models, with the same Titanium Power Channels. There is a machinist who make after-market riser plates for the Atomic race skis (9.16 and 10.22 use the same stock riser, with colour being the difference. The Variocharger on the 9.20 and 9.12 share the same mounting shape and holes as the Race Charger). The aftermarket risers stiffen the ski's waist area much more. They also cost as much as a pair of skis, since they are hand made one at a time. Ski lengths are either 193cm or 198cm for the men, depending on the course setting and slope, etc. Women use 183cm or 188cm. Certain top racers (Eberharter, Maier, Raich, etc) will generally have first crack at new skis as they become available. New Years usually brings new models for the World Cup guys, and now with the Olympics approaching, cosmetic changes will be prevalent.
So, Atomic's team skis differ from the store skis, but they are also quite similar. Certain other brands' race skis are completely different from the store skis, and only share the same paint. Other brands' team skis are exactly the same as the ones in the store. I get new skis every year, so I don't have to worry about the one negative of team skis. They don't hold up as well as the store models. A team ski is designed for racing or training, not skiing in moguls or powder, jumping cliffs or other conditions experienced on a normal ski day. The store model is built with this in mind. The sidecut of the team ski is also for racing at higher speeds, with stonger and more skilled skiers piloting them. The deeper side cut, and more forgiving flex make the store model a better choice for most skiers.
As to Schlopy's desire for more sidecut... I can't confirm anything, since I don't know anything about that issue.