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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

Suspect you are just too much for the ski. I'm 165, ski all the S's in 188, never had much of a problem on the older models, but at the next size down they were super maneuverable in tight places but can get fairly nervous in chop. Sounds like some of that remains. Perplexed where that leaves bigger guys. Waiting for a 196, I guess. Or off to other brands...

Yep. Still haven't been on a potential replacement for a Bodacious in the big ski category. Love it exactly because I don't need to ski it in a 190+ length.
post #32 of 36
Give and NY,

Thanks for the comments.
Givethepigeye - I don't spend much time on TGR, so will do so today.
NYSki - Funny how I liked the Patron I was on much more than the Super 7 (2014). Just seemed more stable and damp in chop.And thanks for the link to the discount coupon.
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by Wallee View Post

Give and NY,

Thanks for the comments.
Givethepigeye - I don't spend much time on TGR, so will do so today.
NYSki - Funny how I liked the Patron I was on much more than the Super 7 (2014). Just seemed more stable and damp in chop.And thanks for the link to the discount coupon.

To be fair, I had the Super 7s out in SLC for 3 days during the Feb 6-10th 30-40 inch storm, so every day we were basically skiing fresh lines.  It was probably the most optimal conditions for that ski so my view of it is a bit biased.  On  the other hand I've only had the GPOs out so far on a max 8 inch day and the rest of the time in chop and leftovers, and even a no real fresh day.  

post #34 of 36

I find the Super 7 to be a great all mountain ski, it does hold a good edge on carveable snow, awesome in powder. It makes for a fun Western States Resort ski and with it's light swing weight and 20 metre turning radius it's like a little Ferrari in the trees. You'd be surprised at well the Super 7 holds on corduory at speed! 

I did love the original Super 7 in the 195 as it was damp, stiff and just blasted through anything, the new Super 7 is lighter, a little softer. For the days i'm charging in bigger open terrain i ride the Squad 7 in a 190. I love both of them, just for diferent conditions.

post #35 of 36
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I find the Super 7 to be a great all mountain ski, it does hold a good edge on carveable snow, awesome in powder. It makes for a fun Western States Resort ski and with it's light swing weight and 20 meter turning radius it's like a little Ferrari in the trees. You'd be surprised at how well the Super 7 holds on corduroy at speed! 

.... For the days i'm charging in bigger open terrain i ride the Squad 7 in a 190. I love both of them, just for different conditions

 

This was my experience on both these skis also, with the additional emphasis that the I loved the feel of the powder turn with both the Super 7 and Squad 7. Wow. :p 

 

That is why I've been happy with the Super 7s, day after day, in powder. They have also proven more versatile than I'd feared, while less versatile than I'd hoped--for my particular skill set, anyway. 

For me the Squad 7 was not for bumps, more for bigger turns. 

 

Wallee: 

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  Funny how I liked the Patron I was on much more than the Super 7 (2014). Just seemed more stable and damp in chop.

 

I also tried the Patrons. Based on that, I would enjoy skiing on the Super 7s in Colorado in the morning, and the Patrons in the afternoon, in the gathering chop and crud, rather than the reverse order you tried them in.

Ski preferences sure depend on a lot of variables. For me, the Patrons were very turny, almost slalom ski twitchy, in spite of their width, but felt planky in the middle, underfoot. I skied them in chopped up conditions in a blizzard, and appreciated them there. They felt stable and damp, but at speed they deflected at times and felt slightly too twitchy, okay for skiing chop, but not as fun for me in pure powder. Go figure.  I think this is similar to the reaction NYSki had, at least in some ways. 

post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Yep. Still haven't been on a potential replacement for a Bodacious in the big ski category. Love it exactly because I don't need to ski it in a 190+ length.

I think I hear the new Stockli 115 calling out to you. 

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