I love the Atlas, I am 53, 5'11, 187 lbs,level 8-9 skier, I love speed. I have skied the Bent Chetler in 185 and 192 and the new Salomon Rocker 2 in the 192. I enjoyed both the Bent Chet and Rocker 2, very nimble, great in trees ,soft bumps and of course Pow. I like the Atlas better for my style of skiing,it is more of a power ski where the Bent Chet and Rocker are more finesse skis, which is fine, it's just a matter of personal preference. After skiing full rocker skis and rockered tip with flat or early rise tails I like the latter which is why for me the Atlas rocks, I like a powerful tail and the Atlas shines here. Pretty light, nimble for a 192(skis shorter)no speed limit in deep snow, darn near impossible to bury the tip, crushes crud and skis groomers well enough to get back to the lifts. One run on the Atlas and I was sold.