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I recently got back into skiing to teach my son and get him out from in front of the Playstation and into the great outdoors during the winter months.  I also believe that skiing has a lot to offer a young man psychologically, as do most sporting endeavors, but skiing more so than others due to it's inherent risk.  I want my son to push his limits.  I wanted to see him fall down and get up again wiser and more determined.  There are many a life lesson and metaphor that can be drawn from the experiences.  Much to my surprise and satisfaction the boy took to it like a duck to water.  Skiing has given us the best father/son times we've ever had.  What I wasn't expecting was that I was going to get a fire in my belly for skiing like never before.  I'm hooked.  Having spent my life as Detroit tradesman I've a special understanding and respect for having the right tools for the job.  Thus the post.......
 

 

First, I've skied neither the Soul nor the Squad.  I'm from Michigan and have skied most of what it has to offer.  I ski Rossi and K2 equipment. I've never skied out West.  I've every intention of doing so next season.  I've been skiing my old K2 Merlin III's at 188.  Still a great ski on groomers and a large enough tip to get up on some powder it requires work in the deeper stuff.  I've chosen the Rossignol Pursuit HP 177 and Nordica Patrons as my front side ski/boot rig.  I'm looking for a powder, touring, big mountain ski.  I see A LOT of guys on the Souls. I've been a Rossignol fan for a long time.  I've read the reviews, etc.  I'm curious to hear some input from the people on this forum.  If you've skied them please share.  If you're not a Rossi fan and think your boards are better than the 7's what are they and why?  There are other boards that have my interest......  K2 Coomback, Sir Francis Bacon's, and Mr. Pollards Opus are others that have caught my eye......

 

Anyway, your input is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for taking the time......:beercheer: