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Already a classic after one season, the Rossignol Soul 7 has become a benchmark ski for backcountry, freeride and freestyle riding for expert riders the world over. We review them for the second time during our 2014 on-snow ski test in Kuhtai, Austria.

rossignol soul7
Best for
Ripping it up in the powder snow - need more than that?
164, 172, 180, 188
Low speed
High speed
Overall Score

Widely regarded as the one of the best new skis to the market over the last couple of years, Rossignol's Soul 7 certainly has the credentials to put it right up there in the freeride and off-piste category.

'So playful and fun in the choppy stuff,' said one of our team referring to the powder snow off the sides of the piste that had been tracked out already.

Another commented; 'They're really lively and they like to turn quickly too. Boom, boom, boom, through the pow and then just popped right off a kicker - what a run.'

Perhaps a little over excited, but that's what this ski seems to do to people.

Not everyone agreed on the performance when back on the groomed stuff though. 'I find they over steer a bit on hard pack snow,' said one.

But they are a versatile snow tool, scoring right up there for all-terrain and all-mountain performance. Still, they are happiest when the snow is deep and the terrain is steep - purchase only if you feel the same way.

Footnote: telemark skiers seem to particularly enjoy riding on the Soul 7 too and although we have not personally tested the Soul 7 with Telemark bindings, the feedback we get is very positive.

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