Rossignol Soul 7

2015

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Rossignol
Price: £600.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 136-106-126
Turn radius 17m (180cm)
Lengths 164, 172, 180, 188
Construction Air tip
VAS dampening
Powder turn rocker
Strengths Really capable in all situations, super easy to use
Weaknesses Tip can flap at high speeds on piste

They say

The Soul 7 was a game changer of a ski last year, using its light honeycomb tip matched up to a radical tip and tail rocker, it gave new levels of ease of use in tricky conditions. This winter it continues with the same design.

We say

The greatest strength with the Soul 7 is its sheer playfulness, whatever the conditions this is an incredibly easy ski to use. A lot of this comes from the shovel, which does a brilliant job of giving instant lift, while the shape of it helps lead the ski into the turn without the rider feeling too locked in to one curve. Although the front of the ski has huge rocker, it still grips surprisingly well when tilted onto the edge, giving plenty of edge hold, particularly in chopped up conditions. Sometimes on hard pistes the tip can feel quite flappy, but overall the piste performance is very high, considering its abilities in the deep. This is an easy ski to use, with a very high fun factor.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Still playful, great feeling underfoot, shovel works really well in powder.
Pete Davison
The Airtec tip gives them a low swing weight. This ski has it all, looks, performance and versatility.