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Pros: Quick, stable in crud, holds a nice carve on packed western groomers
Cons: Maybe a tad short for larger skiers?
Demo'd the new Super 7 in 188 in Vail on 12/8/2013. Resort had reported 4" but skied like more in places, empty due to cold, and free wind refills on some aspects.
I need to admit - I demo'd the older Super 7 version last year and could not get off of it fast enough. I think where they put my boot center was incorrect - one of those "on-mountain" things - felt sluggish, heavy and anything but fun.
Fast forward to the new Super 7 - it is the polar opposite, quick, light and a blast. Same technology as the Soul 7 (AirTip) and a redesigned tail - less rocker.
the Super 7 felt like it could handle a variety of skiing styles - a more centered, "turny/bouncy" style or ust letting them run with big GS turns down the fall line - didnt seem to favor one over the other. These skis also smear very well, in fact, I found myself skiing along the edges of the trails and throwing them sideways on the piles of snow - super fun and big smiles. Early morning runs around Chair (Avanti, Cookshack and Pickaroon) nice low moisture powder = really fun. I felt a little heistant to drive these out of the gates, thought the "0" mount and my size would bury the tip - but after a couple of runs that was a none issue.
Chair 4 was down for much of the AM, so we missed the early "fun" on Chair 11. When we got to Northstar it was pretty beat down - no problem - the Super 7's blasted right through the piles - just put it on edge and let it go.
There were a couple of places that the mountain had actually had groomed late and the snow had not accumulated - the Super 7's were just fine and actually hold a nice arc if you get them up on the edge - certainly more than the previous incarnation - IMHO.
Looking at them - you would not doubt that they would be good in fresh, but the biggest surprises were how well handled the beaten down crud and ability to arc a turn - enough that my Cochise's will be looking for a new home.
I think when I mount them I might go back 1cm from "0" - but want to try that w/ demo bindings first. At "0" you can really get the shovel in engaged in the turns on western hardpack - would not want to lose that characteristic.
BTW - I am 6'2" and 190lbs.