I'm 6'2" 225lbs used to race gs (and was a poor slalom racer)
so i live on the east coast and bought a pair of experience 88s in 178 cm after a demo which i loved them. these compliment my volkl 176 mm tigersharks (for the groomer only days)
After flying out to big sky and bridger bowl i realized the experiences 88s were good enough for groomers and i wish i had something with more float for powder days.
now i am a beast on groomers , average in glades / trees , below average in moguls (tend to avoid them). I am also what i would consider a novice in powder skiing. I didnt fall once at big sky or bridger but i definitly wasnt as good as my one friend or 50% of the crowd that i observed.
Now i cant really demo the Squad Super and Soul 7 and more the less demo them on a crazy powder day living in upstate NY.
So should i blindly get the
1. A Soul 7s 106 mm waist 17m turn radius
2. Super 7s 116mm waist 21m turn radius
3. Squad 7s 120 mm waist 29.5 m turn radius
I want another ski to pack with my experience 88s which i would use on everyday but the big powder days. part of me thinks the squad 7s to have the most contrast but that 30m turn radius scares the hell out of me. I also think the super 7s or soul 7s might be more forgiving and easier to manage. what do you think?
i also demoed the volkl gotamas in 178 but i will never buy a volkl product again due to a shitty rep from the inside edge ski shop in NY hell he didnt even work for volkl. The gotamas werent terrible.