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    Default Re: Rossignol Soul 7

    Take a photo of the rack before they go and then show us here.
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    They will be shipped off on Monday to a couple of happy customers in Melbourne once I fit the bindings.

    I have more skis in my store room than I have in the display rack, I sure hope it is going to be a good winter, I only put one of each size in each model out front.

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    The rest of my rather large shipment has arrived into Australia, I should get them early next week and then I am going to be busy fitting bindings for quite some time and shipping most of them off all over Australia, best selling ski in my 33 years of owning a ski shop.
    This ski has really put Rossignol back on the map world wide as the brand to own, for anyone that skis off piste or overseas.

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    I am surprised to read on other Australian forums poeple who have not skied on the Soul 7 saying it cannot be used for both a good on piste ski, as well as an ideal powder ski, "as such a ski doesn't exist" tell me that after you have skied on a Soul 7, as it will do both as good as any other ski out there, the Soul 7 is way better than the Line Prophet 90 as an on piste ski, it is way better than any of the DPS line of skis as an on piste ski, it is as good as the popular Rictor on groomers, yet it is also as good as if not better than the equivelant width DPS in powder, they are said to be one of the best powder skis on the market by those who have tried them, what these people don't realise yet is this is a new type of ski that wasn't around in the past, for the first time we now have a fantastic powder ski that performs exceptionally well as an on piste groomers ski, including moguls, the Soul 7 is as close as you will get to a one ski quiver, don't say a ski like this doesn't exist until you have tried a set, it does exist.

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    Looks great!

    There are a few other skis that are coming onto the market with this sort of shape/style which I believe will ski very similar to the S7. I have a new set of atomic bentchetlers which I am dying to get out and have a crack on.

    I'm hoping that I might be able to demo a pair of these at at some stage this winter to compare!
    mmmmm powder

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    Are you comparing the Chetler to the Rossi S7 as it does have a similar profile, the Soul 7 has been refined a fair bit from the old S7, and skis quite a lot better.

    There are a lot of powder skis such as the DPS etc, and there are a lot of wide skis that edge well but don't have the profile of a deep powder ski, the Soul 7 is the very first I have seen that is a deep powder ski that acts like a ski made for hard piste groomers, when on groomed snow, the DPS certainly are a long way from getting near them when on groomed, the Chetler is probably a bit too wide to be good in moguls, and 19M radius is getting up there also, from what I remember their profile is closer to the Rossi S7 and needs to be taken back a bit like Rossi did with the Soul 7, the thing most people comment on with the new Soul 7 is just how light weight they are for a ski with so much surface area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Oberin View Post
    Are you comparing the Chetler to the Rossi S7 as it does have a similar profile, the Soul 7 has been refined a fair bit from the old S7, and skis quite a lot better.

    There are a lot of powder skis such as the DPS etc, and there are a lot of wide skis that edge well but don't have the profile of a deep powder ski, the Soul 7 is the very first I have seen that is a deep powder ski that acts like a ski made for hard piste groomers, when on groomed snow, the DPS certainly are a long way from getting near them when on groomed, the Chetler is probably a bit too wide to be good in moguls, and 19M radius is getting up there also, from what I remember their profile is closer to the Rossi S7 and needs to be taken back a bit like Rossi did with the Soul 7, the thing most people comment on with the new Soul 7 is just how light weight they are for a ski with so much surface area.
    opps my apologies Paul, it was the S7, i was getting the two mixed up... the chetlers are also very similar to the armarda JJ i believe as they are all made out of the same factory??

    i am very keen to get on a set of these new soul 7's, im hoping i might be able to demo a set up at hotham when i get there!
    mmmmm powder

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth junkie View Post

    i am very keen to get on a set of these new soul 7's, im hoping i might be able to demo a set up at hotham when i get there!
    I am told they will be available in Bright, as there is a Rossignol rep living in Bright for winter, I will try and find his details for you, failing that, I have them in demo myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Oberin View Post
    I am told they will be available in Bright, as there is a Rossignol rep living in Bright for winter, I will try and find his details for you, failing that, I have them in demo myself.
    That would be sweet, what do you charge for 7 days demo?
    mmmmm powder

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    Demo skis are expensive if used as high end rentals, we would have to look at the snow conditions at the time, but we will be charging $90 for the first day, which is refundable if you then buy a set, they are hand tuned back to factory original settings after each days use, the guy at Bright may be cheaper for a 7 day hire than I would be, as would probably charge $70 for each day after day one.

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    I am off to a Rossignol binding certification course tonight with my staff and we are going to be told all about how they have this wonderful ski called the Soul 7, I wonder how many at this clinic have skied it already.

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    I have managed to get one only set of matching Fluoro yellow bindings for the Soul 7 skis, I can't get any more of this colour until next year, normally they come with Fluoro orange.

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    We went to Falls creek yesterday with a set of Soul 7 skis, spent almost the whole day off piste and the Soul 7 skis made it as easy as skiing the groomers.

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    An added sweetener, buy a Soul 7 from me now, there will be so few entries your chance of winning is about 400:1

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    Finally got to ski my 180 cm Soul 7's on the weekend. Saturday in humid crud, hard pack a few bumps and the odd icy patch - challenging afternoon around Mt Perisher- Sunday in beautiful fresh snow. I am deeply impressed. They handled all those conditions smoothly, great in short turns, lots of rebound which I love in a ski, and they held an edge every time I needed them to. I am now convinced that a ski that wide can be as versatile as I need. Looking forward to taking them to Japan in January.

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    I am a confident skier but no expert. I will give any hill a go. I ski here and in the USA for the past 10 years. I have only ever skied on the same ski!! First was the rossignol bandit 2 s and I now own a set of bandit 3s that I bought about 5 years ago. I have NO experience on any other type of ski. I'm not that good on powder but I'm desperate to get better this year when I go back to Tahoe and ski more off piste. I actually find it quite difficult to ski in powder and its frustrating.
    How much better would these new skis be compared to my bandit 3s? Would I notice a big difference?
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    Way better than the Bandit 3, and yes you would notice a huge difference especially in powder on off piste, they would be similar to the Bandit for on piste.

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    Hey Paul, back from a week at hotham, I was lucky enough to be up there when rossignol had their demo day. I managed to get on a set of soul 7's.. One word - EPIC.

    i did not want to hand these bad boys back. I can explain how good these things are, they ski pretty much anything you point them at and do it with ease.. They make a bad skier good hahaha.

    i ordered a set today and will be selling my line prophets as I highly doubt they will ever be skied on again!

    anyone thinking about these skis don't think just do/buy - you won't be disappointed!
    mmmmm powder

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    I skied the Sin7 and the Soul7 at Perisher last week and my friends wife skied the Savoury7 during the demo days. I can honestly say that both the Sin and Soul are a terrific skis. The feedback from The mates wife was very positive. She was a bit hesitant at first as they are a very wide ski, but after the first run she fell in love with them.
    Both the Sin and Soul held an edge very well in the morning, and glided over the slushy stuff in the afternoon with ease.
    I was so impressed that I ordered the Savoury7 170, Sin7 178, Soul7 178 and 188. I am positive these thing will truck out of the shop when they arrive.
    Look on the bright side, it's snowing somewhere in the world http://www.offtheedgeskiandsurf.com

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