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Ski powder a lot on my 188 rossi S7's (about 4 yrs old) and have been recently liking my Blizzard Bonafides more (180).  After thinking about this I think it is because I feel more centered on the Blizzards and feel back on the S7's.  Wondering if this is a somewhat common feeling/complaint'/fact with the S7's or do I just ski different on them.  Love the S7's for their ease in the powder and especially like in the trees as they are really quick.  
Wondering if their is a better ski for my, one that would be good in the powder with tip rocker but give me the more solid feel of something like my Blizzards.  Anyway if you have a comment shoot away and any ski recommendations also let me know.

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The ON3P Billy Goats sound perfect for you. Take an S7 and improve it in every way, and you got the BG. Floats better, just as manoeuvrable, and soooo much more stable, you can actually charge through chopped snow and crud.

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Depends on your weight; ON3P's tend to be fairly beefy. If you're heavier, bet you'll like them. If you're lighter, get a pair of the new Super 7's, roughly same width as the old S7's but better in every way, including tail. Or a pair of Nordica Patrons, which are great for lighter guys, bit more Blizzie to them than the Rossi's

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Should have, me  195lbs, good advanced skier, old but ski everything.   thinking of going to Schweitzer on a powder day and demoing so elaborate as much as you can please.

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
 

Should have, me  195lbs, good advanced skier, old but ski everything.   thinking of going to Schweitzer on a powder day and demoing so elaborate as much as you can please.

At your weight the ON3P's would suit you fine. If you want something with a slightly softer, rounder flex, look at the tour model. The new Super 7's could be a consideration, but in my honest opinion if you're looking at something like them just get the BG's and have something that is much more durable and skis better.

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Can you guys/gals give me a little more on how they ski, what is their best attributes and cons too.  Please

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You have a good plan. Go up to Schweitzer and demo the ON3P and the Super 7 back to back. That'll tell you everything you need to know.

 

SJ

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
 

Can you guys/gals give me a little more on how they ski, what is their best attributes and cons too.  Please

Check out BlisterGears review of the Billy Goat, it's from the pervious version without the RES tip but it will give you all you would want to know, and then basically just keep in mind the new ones ski even better.....

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The only shop up here carrying ON3"s is the Sports Creel in Spokane, no demos.  Went in and talked to Herb and he told me  to try some Armada JJ's.  They are stiffer than the S7 and may eliminate my Back feeling and allow me to ski more in the center/sweet spot.

 

Took out a pair of 185's and skied them today at Silver Mt., I really like the ski.  Found that I could ski powder in the trees and ski was very responsive and quick. The steeps I skied with ease and didn't have the sit back tendencies that I had with the S7's skied Moonshine and Dog leg two pretty good steep runs and legs were fine at the bottom.

 

I was very impressed and think I will buy them tommorrow.  Comments ?

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