Ski: 2017-2018 Rossignol Soul 7 HD
So this is quite interesting. Rossignol typically now works on a tw0-year production cycle, and it was a particularly big deal when they overhauled for this season the wildly popular Soul 7, and updated it to the Soul 7 HD.
We wrote about the Soul 7 HD in our 16/17 Buyer’s Guide (and in this Flash Review, which is accessible to Blister Members), but as a zillion of you have noticed, we have yet to publish a full review of the Soul 7 HD. For one big reason…
Rossignol introduced carbon into the HD version of the Soul 7, and they’d advised us that the ski might take a bit of time to break in. This isn’t all that unusual; all skis will settle in / break in once you get them on snow — though the difference is usually pretty subtle.
But in the case of the Soul 7 HD, we’ve been putting more days on the ski in the hopes that we will get to a smoother, more rounded flex pattern. But that hasn’t happened yet.
Anyway, we’ll be saying more about this in our full review, but it is very interesting to see that the current version of the Soul 7 HD only lasted for one season. Some readers that we’ve heard from have really liked the HD update. We’re still quite on the fence. But we are super interested to see if this new version of the Soul 7 HD is drastically different.
Beyond that, you can see in the tips that there is a new weave pattern, and Rossi says that they created a new mold for this version of the Soul 7 HD.
Of course, the only thing we really care about is how similar or different this new Soul 7 HD performs. We shall see.
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