First things first, I'm 6'1" about 170. Always in search of pow, Im anywhere from chutes, to cliffs, to tight trees.
These skis can truly do it all. With a semi pintail and fat rocker they always stay on top. They really like to haul ass, yet still ski okay at slower speeds. If you want to turn quick at slow speeds you really have to smear them however. The smaller size would eliminate that problem i would assume. While stable at high speeds they were suprising poppy and playful. I think this has to do with stiff camber underneath with soft flex rocker in the tip and tail.
I never skied the shorter size, but i did own 181 bent chetlers the year earlier. The auto's are almost as poppy, but because of the pintail, have an awkward swing weight.
Overall great ski. If you like hauling ass and hitting big drops on open faces these are insane. If you like going slower and tight trees, i would advise the smaller size.