There IS powder on my horizon, but I have the Super 7's from a couple years ago to deal with that. heh
They are 176cm and turn on a dime and are all one could wish for and more.
Super 7's recommended by Mark Elling at Bachelor.
Mark was in charge of SKI magaize 2014 ski review.
Their choice this year was the Soul 7 as best in West all mountain class.
Could be shills for Rossignol however.
I'm probably going to stick with 172mm for 2 reasons:
1--every time in my 63 years of buying skis I have regretted buying up, instead of down.
Every time, respectfully.
2--have chicken legs, scared of speed (but love it: my new ebike conversion does 30mph), and freakin' weird feet and ankles.
Plus, just weighed myself, neck'ed on my scale: 155.3 elbows. And I'm headed down to under 150. That is the bottom range
of the 172s (according to REI specs). You might be correct with the 180s. So what's this *mistake* going to cost?
$100-120 resale loss plus potential unavailable availability during the season.
Cheapest deal on this ski? Right now?
Why REI.com of course. Free shipping or pickup at your local store.
Plus $70 back on dividend day (next year whatever).
$699.95 and that is what everyone out there is selling them for right now.
(Must be an agreement with distributor or something.)
Maybe in spring you can get them for $575 or so, if you can find them.
So. . . .$630 is heck of a deal. (I know, I know, viewed in the big picture)
Input invited welcomed
Go talk to the guys at Hillcrest, I know they have been on the Soul 7