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.
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.
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.