Rossignol Soul 7 HD

2017

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 Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 136-106-126
Turn radius 17m (180cm)
Lengths 164, 172, 180 (1,900g), 188
Construction Cap and sidewall combo
Carbon, basalt and lightweight wood core with honeycomb tip and tail
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Light, floaty and playful in the powder
Weaknesses More grip than last year’s model but stiffer flex makes it less smooth throughout its length

They say

A new Carbon Matrix Lay up gives the Soul 7 extra lateral stiffness to give a more precise ride while retaining the intuitive and easy to ski feel of the original.

We say

This is still a really playful ski in the powder! The shovel and wide platform works really well to ride up and give instant float while the lightweight construction and rockered profile make this an exceptionally easy ski to use. On the piste the new construction definitely makes itself felt with added grip through the main part of the ski underfoot, it feels solid and strong through the middle of the arc. The shovel and tail feel light and help the ski to float and twist although sometimes struggle to match up to the grip that the centre of the ski can provide.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Really playful in the pow! Gives you confidence to push it in backcountry conditions. Light and easy
Dougie Crawford
Nice in softer snow, playful and fun