"ski hack who has just gotten back into the sport. I can make it down most trails, although it's not always pretty heh - not sure if that makes me an intermediate skier or what. I currently ski on Volant Super Karve 185's"
"Mostly intermediates but increasingly glades and black diamonds etc."
Epic, seriously? This is going to be boneman66's only ski. We don't know how he skis without video, but I'll bet we all have more our less the same picture in our minds' eyes right now, and I'll bet it's pretty accurate. You really gonna put him on a ski that big for every day? What about the many groomers-only days we get? The OP is not you and he's not Josh. Seems like he would need something that's more user friendly for intermediates on hard pack, to help bring his technique into the 21st century. (boneman, apologies for talking about you in the third person.)
Yeah, seriously. I ski with people like the OP every day and have for years. They pay a lot of money for my advice, in this case it's free and he can take it or leave it. I could post on and on, but I'm not really up to it right now, I stand by what I typed and for what it's worth, I don't own a Soul7. If I had to ski one all season that wouldn't be a bad one though. I spent part of today skiing easy trees on a pair of Eric Schloppy's old Dynastar Omeglass 63s and I spent part of Saturday skiing steep groomers with and coaching a USSA race coach on my Patrons. So yeah, it's partly the Indian, but the Patrons do better on the groomers than the SLs do in the woods. When my indians are on the wrong arrows I change the arrows at the demo center and it always helps.