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Sold my Soul now what - ON3P Jeffrey or Line SFB

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Currently going through a mid life crisis and re-doing my quiver.  Or it is just another excuse to try and buy more stuff.  Recently was introduced to Mr Nordica Soul Rider and I am sold.  Great, fun ski that is now my daily driver.  Used to be on more directional skis with metal but really enjoying the twin tipped rockers.  Bringing back the K2 Public Enemy memories.  45 y/o 5'10" 155 lbs advanced skier.  

Looking for a wider version of the Soul Rider for deeper days,  was trying to decide between ON3P Jeffrey and Line SFB as they seem to fit the description based on reviews. 

 

Appreciate any feedback....

 

Previous Skis:  Elan Apex and Elan 1010.  

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The Soul Rider is now my principal tree ski and general workhorse.  My ski for deep snow is the ON3P Billy Goat.  I had heard a lot about these skis and was able to demo them at Copper Mountain a year ago and I was very seriously impressed.  I haven't been able to use them yet(broke my clavicle in two places on Dec 12) but I will be in just a couple more weeks.  They were great, nothing fazes them and they hold an edge surprisingly well for a 114mm ski.  I know a patroller who's on his third pair, IIRC, and he said he won't ski any other ski.  I haven't skied the Jeffrey so can't compare them.  ON3P makes amazing skis, extremely durable and they're fun to ski.  

 

I'm 71, advanced, 5'7" 150 pounds

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The current Kartel 106 would be a more direct comparison to the SFB than the Jeffrey (assuming you are talking about the 114).

 

I think both Kartel 106/SFB will kinda overlap with the soul rider, not much of an overlap per se but adding the Jeffrey 114 will cover a broader range of conditions.

 

An like @mtcyclist said ON3P is just outstanding and I would have a hard time recommending anything other than an ON3P or Praxis skis to anybody!

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Thanks mucho for the feedback and helping me to see things straight. I think you are right about the overlap with the SFB. Too close to the Soul Rider. Great to hear positive confirmation regarding ON3P. Glad the feedback went this way because I like the idea of supporting the Indie. They seem like a very cool company.

Heard they measure their skis a bit differently and they run long.

What length are you riding?

I was thinking a 181 Jeffery.

71, that's awesome. Hope I'm still rippin at that age.
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I sold my 172cm Soul 7's and replaced them with 174cm ON3P Steeple 102. Had them in knee to waist powder today at Mt Bachelor and they were a ton of fun. Great rebound, surfy and quick turning in the trees. I've been using that as my everyday soft snow ski. The Billy Goat and Steeples are very similar in design. The Steeples have a different layup geared towards touring, makes them lighter, less burly than the Billy Goats.
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Thanks mucho for the feedback and helping me to see things straight. I think you are right about the overlap with the SFB. Too close to the Soul Rider. Great to hear positive confirmation regarding ON3P. Glad the feedback went this way because I like the idea of supporting the Indie. They seem like a very cool company.

Heard they measure their skis a bit differently and they run long.

What length are you riding?

I was thinking a 181 Jeffery.

71, that's awesome. Hope I'm still rippin at that age.


They don't measure long, they just measure properly. Straight pull, tip to tail, AFTER pressing. They don't lay out 186cm of raw material and call the ski 186cm like a lot of companies do.

 

I am bigger than you, and I ski the Billygoat in 186, and have skied the second generation (similar to the current model with a 110 waist) in a 186. so you should enjoy 181. If you can find them.

 

Next year the Jeffery line goes away, and the Kartel line gets extended to cover that with a 98, 108, and 116. I'll be finishing out the season on the 116 and will have a detailed review.

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What length are you riding?
When I went to their demo tent at Copper Mountain last year I talked with Scott and he recommended the 184 and that's what I have, lots of rocker so they ski short.
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
 

The current Kartel 106 would be a more direct comparison to the SFB than the Jeffrey (assuming you are talking about the 114).

 

I think both Kartel 106/SFB will kinda overlap with the soul rider, not much of an overlap per se but adding the Jeffrey 114 will cover a broader range of conditions.

 

An like @mtcyclist said ON3P is just outstanding and I would have a hard time recommending anything other than an ON3P or Praxis skis to anybody!

I agree with what has been said here and would suggest the ON3P Billygoat, Praxis GPO or Atomic Automatics (the wider ones).  All three skis get rave reviews.  I have the Auto's, as I was able to score the best deal on them, but I have always wanted a pair of GPO's and Billygoats too.  Buy any of them without a demo and you will be stoked.

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