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question for rossignol s7 owners

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Do you ski with them in firm conditions or just new snow? I just ordered a pair. Skied them in powder when i demo'd. I'm heading to snowbird next month and will bring them. Trying to decide if I should bring my carvers as well or just use the s7 the whole time. Thanks.
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Snowbird is not ideal for pure carving skis.  If there hasn't been snow for a few weeks, skis around 88 in the waist will do, but less is not optimal.  S7s are adequate on groomers since they have some camber, but are optimized for soft, deeper snow.  They will not like boilerplate.

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I would bring a second set if the snow is not falling.  Just got back from Snowbird about 4 days ago.  So glad I did not have my power skis.  The mountains was rock hard and windblown.

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Mine are strictly for fresh, deep snow. Also good in breakable crust. The lightweight construction and overall width will not excel on hardpack. The rockered pintail is not good for finishing (checking) a turn, thereby controlling speed, so at a steep, bumpy resort like Snowbird, this is also a drawback.  My recommendation is: watch the weather reports carefully.

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I haven't skied my new 2012's much.  Took them out on one good fresh snow day and they skied well in powder as expected.  Also surprised me a bit that they skied smoothly on groomed terrain without my having to modify my technique much.   However will never be skiing them in everyday conditions as many seem to do with their fat skis as those that seem to always be exploring all mountain crud conditions.   My 2011 Twisters (168cm: 98 – 66 – 85) are much more the fun tool otherwise as I tend to work packed powder groomed steeps or moguls.

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I bought a pair of s7's two seasons ago and have since gone from a quiver of 6 down to 3. I ski the s7's almost everyday. They are not ideal on hardpack, but good enough.

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