Last year I skied on Mantras in Breckenridge, this year i skied Jackson Hole and split my time between the Bonafied and Soul 7 both in 180, I'm 5'9" and 190 lbs. The day I got my hands on the Soul 7's was right after a huge dump and so there was a lot of snow, the soul 7 is ahhhh mezing in these conditions, I've never skied anything this fat or with this much rocker but i was bouncing around in the pow through trees making turns that i don't think i could have made on other skis, they were quite simply amazing and gave me a huge smile. i had a couple days of this type of action and just fell in love with the skis. however when i hit the groomers I just didn't fall in love with them like i did with the bones and mantra, the mantras are hard work but feel like your on rails when doing long fast gs turns, the Bones are not far behind. The Soul 7's in comparison just felt a bit soft and wet, they were fine most of the time and seemed to excel at short aggressive turns (I wasn't expecting this) but as soon as i gave it a proper blast i found them borderline scary at times. I guess it's down to personal preference and conditions that you ski, if you spend most of your time bouncing around in powder and are happy to give up a little top end speed these skis are heaven. if you split your time between the bowls and skiing with the family on groomers and get yoru thrills going flat out, potentially you will occasionally feel like the ski is lacking. however every time it snows you will be smiling. I am totally torn, i love this ski but dont know if i could live without that high speed stability.