Rossignol Soul 7

2014

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Rossignol
Price: £595.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert Upper Advanced
Sidecut 136-106-126
Turn radius 17 (180)
Lengths 164, 172, 180, 188
Construction Air tip technology
Light wood core
Minicap sandwich
Strengths Easy to use - looks different, and has real character
Weaknesses Tip can seem a bit flappy on the piste

They say

The all-new Soul 7 is quite a revolutionary ski for Rossignol. It has a new rocker design which reduces tip flap while retaining effortless flotation. The construction uses a lightweight wood core and a honeycomb tip.

We say

This ski is ridiculously easy to use. We tested it in a 188, and even in short turns it required minimal physical effort. Initially it feels light on piste, with too much of a ‘spoon’ rockered shape to be that effective. However on the piste, if you tilt it onto the edge, the level of solid edge grip the Soul 7 can produce is little short of amazing. Venture into deep snow, and the lightweight and surfy nose really comes into its own, giving instant lift. It feels incredibly easy to steer and exceptionally playful. A great ski - and one of the easiest-to-use freeride skis we tested.

Tester Comments

Alyn Morgan
ABS sidewall and solid construction make it a pleasant surprise on piste, while air tip gives reduced weight which makes it easy off piste
Lee Townend
Very easy, very soft, and very forgiving - would suit the first time freeride ski buyer.