So- here I am online late tonight and see two posts from fellow skiers.
That was a nice surprise. My first day on the site.
It all started when I started looking for reviews on the Soul7 last week. Not that I was unhappy with my Rossi S3--
I tried some real wide skis up at Jay last year in the waist deep= like close to 130 under foot.
One of the instructors at Jay who was reping for the Utah ski company let me try one of his pairs.They were fun and just floated right up over the deep powder moguls that built up. Of course being a east skier I said to myself way too wide for most days here--- maybe something around 105-110 should be my next ski.
Then comes ski magazine and mens magazine last month raving about the Soul. I had not heard of it. So I started some web research , When I read Daves Sugarloaf ski day on them, I was sold-
I let my ski buds all try my S3 over the 3 seasons I have had it-- and all loved it- did not want to give it back. Just a great do it all ski. But when the slopes get fast and icy- I go of the experience 88.
The first year with the S3 - I took it to Salt Lake for two weeks- what a great time at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Snowbasin, and powder. Had some EPIC powder days at Alta in the Catharines area- I should post some of my Pics. Second season it was Big Sky. Last year no out west trip- just lots of skiing.
Well- back to the Soul. Called my favorite shop in NH last week and talked to tech that sold me the S3, told him I was checking out the Soul7-- He says "The shop guys all had a chance on it last year, and thought it was awesome."
He says bring down the S3 and use it as a down payment on the Soul--
I am a long time member of the New Hampshire Ski Club-- we get a nice discount on our ski equipment at that shop in Manchester, ( you can check the ski club web page- it links you to a meetup site)
Good skiers, good parties, great people, and group trips all over each year.
Dave- I definitely want to make some turns with you this winter, we made it up to the loaf a couple times last year; did not have the best conditions to get into those new glades-- and really needed someone who knows the mountain to get us started out there. Second trip up we stayed at a condo right by the lower lift below the brewhouse.
My girlfriend, "SkiGirl" , works at Loon, so we got a discount on the lodging. She skis on a volkl Bridge. she skied 120 days last season- would have been more except for the meet-up with a tree in the Timbuktu glade at Jay peak in early April. Her ankle is recovering without surgery.
And SkiMangojazz-- where are you from? I understand your status with having a company. I was just an employee when I got laid-off a few years ago- was working in product development engineering for a MA company when the economy had a glitch. So- I collected unemployment under the Obama recovery plan for 99 weeks- gave me plenty of skiing.
I then decided I should just move to my weekend ski getaway log cabin in the mountains here in NH and figure out how to ski on SS. It works.
My second marriage was stressed by "my skiing too much " - as I was told by the ex. But- I told her before we got married what to expect with a skier, or better to say "Ski nut". Our honeymoon was at Stowe Vermont, and every anniversary was a ski week somewhere; she got pretty good with the skiing, but not the addict that we can become-- that I have become. So- that was that- end of that marriage.
At least I was able to turn my two children into expert skiers on the every other weekend with dad ski plan.
Must be time for bed-- my new soul7 is closeby and the new boots I got last weekend are next to the couch so I can put them on for a while each night and get friendly with them.