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Mounting point for a Soul 7

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

So I bit the bullet and decided to try the Soul 7.  I had demo'd the Soul 7 in a 180 earlier this year and it was too short so I figured the 188 would be the ticket.  What is the correct mounting point on this ski?  I felt like I was going back seat a lot on it while skiing.  Not sure why.  Perhaps it needs a more upright style of skiing?  Any insight?  There is NO WAY this ski is too long for me so it has to either be the mounting point or my own skiing style.  Thanks.


Bill

post #2 of 11
Well, you gotta get rid of that "wicked" shin pain before you're gonna get rid of the back seat thing, right? (See, we DO pay attention.) Just out of curiosity, how many lessons are you taking between each new ski?

I haven't skied the soul 7. Was the snow hard or soft? How deep? Generally, you can't lever the tail on a ski like that the way you can on a model with a stiffer unrockered tail. But the short answer is, it's probably you, unless you have some reason to believe the shop used a non standard mount point. (Unlikely.) I spent a week skiing behind segbrown and dsloan on that ski and they were rocking.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Canoe,


I'm lucky that I can buy a bunch of skis and unload the ones I don't like.  I've logged 43 days so far this year.  I would have broken 50 already if I hadn't lost 3 weeks due to being sick.  The only lessons I've taken this year have been in the bumps.  Last year, I probably got about 25 hours of private lessons.  

 

My boots are definitely not too big.  They are custom fitted Strolz and the problems started in February.  Not sure why.  I've been in boots that are too big before and these are not too big.  My heel is locked in and my foot doesn't move at all.  The only thing I can think of is that perhaps there is too much space between the tongue and my shin?  Maybe I need something to suck up that space.  Since the boots are foam injected, they are completely moulded to my feet.

 

When you saw me skiing earlier this year, you saw me at my worst.  It was only like my 2nd day out of the season and I was skiing demos that had a "Colorado tune" while skiing November frozen manmade conditions.  IE, a powder tune didn't cut it for that day.  It was like skiing on dinner plates.  So, if this is your impression of my skiing, you are way off base.  I am a much better skier than what you observed.  Although... the old saying does apply to me... "it's not that you can't ski the moguls, it's just that you can't ski and the moguls prove it."  :o

 

Anyway, any idea of a mount point for the 7s?  Since I ski my Kastles with zero problem and they are 183, 184 respectively in length, I'm pretty sure this is either a mount point issue OR a technique issue (maybe I need to ski in a more upright neutral stance?). 

 

Bill

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I would agree it's probably me. In fact, I'm almost certain. I may in fact be too heavy for this ski or it may require a new school technique. I don't ski with my feet wide nor do I ski an upright boot. I tend to like skis that respond well to pressuring the shovels...Like my Kastles.

Bill
post #5 of 11

There should be a line (it's molded into the topsheet, a slight ridge going across the ski) that is the 'zero' line, they added a 2nd line that is '-2' 2cm behind the zero line. Many people like the -2, my experience with the Soul 7 is that it skis fine with an aggressive driving technique if you are smooth and are not muscling the ski around.

post #6 of 11
FWIW, on my 119mm waist ski I went with the Marker Schizo's
post #7 of 11
The soul 7 skis like a normal ski, except the tips flap when you carve. If you feel in the backseat you probably are. The ski doesn't require special technique.

If you have shinbang get a booster strap.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

There should be a line (it's molded into the topsheet, a slight ridge going across the ski) that is the 'zero' line, they added a 2nd line that is '-2' 2cm behind the zero line. Many people like the -2, my experience with the Soul 7 is that it skis fine with an aggressive driving technique if you are smooth and are not muscling the ski around.


 



Agreed. I've heard that the S7's required a more neutral stance but I have mine mounted on the zero line (ridge on top sheet) and find that skiing them with a driving technique is effective. The tips do flap a bit but for my money that vibration dampening technology Rossi advertises actually does work. The flapping really is controlled unlike other skis I've skiied with a similar flext to the Rossi's.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

FWIW, on my 119mm waist ski I went with the Marker Schizo's

 



Sorry couldn't finish before,

The Schizo's allows you to slide the binding forward or back giving you more flexability on where you stand on the ski.

Also the Booster strap is amazing, makes the boot feel like it's part of my leg, not just something attached to it.
post #10 of 11

Franz (the local Rossi rep) has the shop (me) mount the skis 3/8" back of the center line for all his 'advanced' skiers.

 

Caveat: I haven't skied the Soul 7s. I can't get off my Bent Chettlers long enough to try anything else.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post
 

Franz (the local Rossi rep) has the shop (me) mount the skis 3/8" back of the center line for all his 'advanced' skiers.

 

 

Or: 1 cm, exactly.

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