27 years old
130-150 days a year
I ski alot of everything but mostly freeski trees
I can turn left and right in various shapes and sizes on most parts of the mountains
188cm Rossi S7
145-114-123 17.5 radius this ski has ton of early taper
tip and tail rocker with some camber underfoot
Day one - deep heavy, wind/suncrusted powder untracked and chopped in tree. the left overs from the 30 inch storm on monday.
Day two - 8-11 of new light on what was already there.
the first day skiing these I took them out because my 'the one" were simply not enough ski for what was out there. My katana's are MIA, and my thugs are simply a chore to ski unless its bottomless. The S7 in alot of ways was just right. it handles deep wind affect and sun affected snow better than anything I have tried thus far. My 183cm Katana are nearly as good but these are better. The S7 just encourage you to charge though tight places and carve when you could but could easily be slashed into a sweet slavre when you need it. Not to mention you can drive the tip. simply put one of the better funky (untracked) snow skis out there.
My gripes on the first day were that its flat out sucks and really torques your legs on groomers, and was handful in bumps that had mix of hard pack and soft stuff. I suspect it more of the fact that our own Epic like a much sharper edge and less base bevel than I prefer. My katanas are much better in bumps/crud and chopped groomers.
On day 2 we received 8-11 of new though out the day. The ski really shined in this stuff and since everything was soft the retarded sharp edges were not felt at all. I cannt say it was alot better than my Katana but it in this stuff was its equal for sure. Still fun and was even seeking out powder bumps by the end of the day .
Final line - one of the best mixed deep snow skis out there, pretty decent in soft bumps, not awesome in crud or chopped groomers. Down right scary at speed. I have pair of wide brake dukes that need a home and they could find their way to a pair of S7s.