Whit wrote an answer about Blizzard Cochise Ski on April 1, 2014
I just purchased the Soul 7 in a 188 after skiing on the 176(?) K2 Obsethed for a few years (5'9" 150lb/woman). After one full day of skiing on the Souls I have mixed feelings and am looking at getting the Cochise or another stiff all-mountain ski.
The Soul 7 is awesome on smooth snow, whether powder, wind buff, or groomed. But what I found is that in the crud and chopped up conditions you have to turn deliberately and turn around the crud, especially at high speeds. Rather than being able to charge through it. When I hit chopped-up snow on the Souls, I had a hard time keeping the skis in control. They would float and flop around.
I don't hate the Soul7, but just like was already said, they are very different from the Cochise or another stiff all-mountain ski. I also felt like the recommended binding position was too far forward on the Souls.
I will probably end up using the Souls as a touring ski and get Cochise (or similar) instead.