I have a gear question I am trying to figure out. Have been sking ros.S3 for several years and like them . I have Nortica Bandit boots early model , shimed the linners, finally shucked them and have intuition liners for 3 years cooked twice, they seem to still fit pretty fair.. Looking at Ros S7 souls (yellow) . Trying to decide on new ski's or new boots or just junking it with what I have. Just wondering if the S 7's or new boots are going to be much of a change , age considered. :0)
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For me, between s3 and soul7, the soul7 does everything noticeably better or easier, so I'd view it as pure upgrade versus some tradeoffs. But they are somewhat similar in purpose so aren't hugely different like taking out a 80waist ski. Only possible win for the s3 is if I knew how to do park tricks and skiing backwards.
Perhaps the s3 can be "slightly" quicker edge-to-edge on the groomers, but if you're taking these out you're not really looking to spend all your time on the hardpack anyway, cause just about any skinnier ski will be waay better on the groomers.
Edited by raytseng - 9/12/14 at 8:45pm
Thanks for the reply. I still have my orange b3's in an 83 waist that ski well plus some z9's I never cared that much for . I just found that the S3 are easier for me to ski . Age has limitations and I find good equipment and constantly trying to improve technique allow me to stay afloat and loose ground slower. Use to be able to hammer through stuff , that doesen't work any more.:0) Wanted to demo the soul 7 last winter but didn't find a good winter up here. will try them out . They look like a good ski. Hoping to get down to Aspen this winter for 10 days or so....