Want a second pair of skis that will work in fresh snow (but not necessarily looking for a true powder ski) that I can also charge hard on on both sides of the mountain. Both get universally strong reviews, but a couple things I've seen concern me:
Read the Automatic isn't great for heavier guys. I'm 6'3" 215. I'd get the 190, but seeing that worried me a bit.
Rocker2 has more rocker and have read the edges and tails sometimes don't grab well. I'm not too terribly concerned about this, bc my current skis are mounted very close to center, so I am used to skiing that type of ski. Also reports of it not turning well under speed and it's probably a little softer than the Atomic
I've gone back and forth on these. The Automatic is probably a better ski for me, though I do like the prospect of dual rocker of the Rocker2, and I already have Atomic Panics, which are probably not too dis-similar from the Automatics, so the Rocker2 would be a totally new experience.
Anyone have experience with either? I'd be willing to entertain the idea of other models, but I have an in at Atomic/Salomon, so my next pair will be one of those brands.