Originally Posted by wookee
Thanks for all the help.
I'm definitely not stuck on Rossignol. I'm looking for something stiff like my Scott P4's that are a little wider underfoot and have a little better turn-in for tree skiing. My budget is around $450, so we can't go crazy, but it being the end of the season, I hope something pops up. I liked the writeups about the Super 7's being big, but skiing short, which would be great in the trees. That said, I don't need them flopping all over the place at speed.
The new skis will be used at Wolf Creek and Taos, so trees and steeps. I'm hoping these skis will handle light snow, to big powder days. I'll keep the punishers around for groomers and crud.
I don't weigh as much as you but I skied the 195cm Super7 a lot this past winter at Jackson Hole. I'm 6'1", 195# and a fairly strong skier. I love all kinds of conditions - INCLUDING hard groomers.
It's a very interesting ski, as I don't particularly care for big wide skis (and personally I consider that a big, wide ski) but I love the Super7. I felt I could ski it very easily in tight quarters like trees and chutes and crappy conditions, but out in the open it would REALLY rip. Things like two and a half turns down the length of Rendezvous Bowl. I felt very comfortable on it in any terrain and conditions, including groomers getting back to the base of the hill. I wouldn't intentionally choose the Super7 as a hard-snow carving ski, but it handles those conditions well enough to not be scary - which is what I think a lot of seriously rockered skis are on groomers.
All in all, I loved the ski and I feel it's a very good all-around soft-snow ski for a bigger, more advanced skier.