After going back-to-back Best in Test in ’14 and ’15, the Soul 7 has been a Gear Guide staple and noticeable on ski racks across the country. Testers found it performed best in pow, crud, and mixed snow conditions. On hard snow, however, a redesigned Air Tip 2.0 and the carbon ally matrix layer over a light wood core noticeably reduced chatter and increased stability on edge. Add in a dialed-in swing weight, and this ski is still a champion for most skiers.
Weakness: Stability at Speed
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