the only thing i can say is yes. I have skied the 2009-10 ARVs for the last 3 years and I have no complaints. I ski everything from park to big mountain bowls to cruising groomers. It performs in every condition ive thrown at it. Tight trees, big bowls, small cliffs.
Buy these skis. you wont regret it.
And yes go 185. I am 6' 165 pounds and ride the 175s perfectly