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For the love of the deep, light, and pristine.
If the thought of groomers puts you in a deep sleep, the powder-slashing Rossignol Super 7 Ski will slap you into frenetic euphoria. This off-piste powerhouse features a stable 116-millimeter waist for stomping airs and floating through blower. Its Powder Turn rocker is aptly named, with a long-rockered honeycombed Air Tip and tapered, rockered tail for power steering. The long-radius sidecut shortens directly underfoot for an all-terrain versatility and liveliness. Take this big stick into the backcountry to access pristine stashes, because the ultralight wood core will never be a burden.
Rossignol's 7-Series freeride line, this year's evolution of its popular
S-Series, offers an innovative new fusion of backcountry and all-mountain performance. The Super 7 is the middle child of the new Air Tip skis, with a waist width and turning radius squarely between the big-mountain Squad 7 and the ultra-versatile Soul 7.
- Powder Turn rocker delivers 50% low camber underfoot for energy and edge grip and a longer, more progressive rocker at tip and tail for float in pow
- More powerful rockered tail tapers for easier steering in deep snow and speed control
- Air Tip uses patented honeycomb design for reinforced durability and torsional rigidity and reduces swing weight for better maneuverability
- Ultralight Paulownia wood core reduces weight by 20 percent and enhances agility without sacrificing downhill power
- Diago fiber laminate features a lightweight tight weave over the wood core
- Sandwich laminate provide ultimate stability, power, and durability; direct edges give precise and powerful edging
- Ample 116mm waist provides stable, float-on-top platform in deep, heavy, or variable snow
- Centered sidecut tapers at tip and tail and shortens underfoot
- Free VAS smooths transition between rocker and camber, reduces tip flap, and increases control and snow contact
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Do anything, go anywhere
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is your bread and butter go anywhere do anything ski. It can handle all conditions well, its very forgiving and will make you feel like a rockstar!! If you haven't skied a Super 7 in the past its time to jump on one now!!!
Great Backcountry ski
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Recently took this ski on a 5 day tour... super light, especially w. a dynafit set up. Found'em to be super responsive in powder and way fun. I will agree with SkiFreak below, I don't know what to think of the skis on reservation.. I don't find this ski to be a great groomer ski. Though I have ridden it on resort a few days.. once the conditions get choppy and a bit unpredictable - I start to get thrown around and I find it to be not nearly as stable or enjoyable ski as my S7's.
So. if you're touring and looking for a light ski that is responsive in deep powder - this is the ski.
I gave it 5 stars because I feel this ski was built for the backcountry and when placed in that element - it's flawless in my opinion
How do these skis in a 188 compare to the...
How do these skis in a 188 compare to the Blizzard Gunsmokes in a 186. I am 6'3" 190lbs and an advance (not expect) skier. I ski primarily Summit county Colorado and ski a little bit of everything but the park. I'm currently on a pair of Blizzard Bonafides (which I love and will continue to ski).
In my opinion if you own a Bonafide and love them, at your height and weight I think Gunsmoke is the better option.
If you want just a super light, nimble, soft flexing pure powder ski the Super 7 will fit the bill perfectly. But if you are an aggressive charger, spend a lot of time skiing crud, and truly love your Bonafide all over the place then Gunsmoke is right for you. It will just have a little more muscle than the Super 7.
You can see my review of the Super 7 below. I'm still on the fence about this ski, I will be spending more time on it this weekend. I skied a Bonafide for awhile and now own a Kabookie so I think I'm a good reference for you. I'm hoping to get the chance to try a Gunsmoke this weekend at a local demo.
Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks for the response Skifreak. Although I haven't skied either yet, I was feeling like that was probably the case. Leaning towards the Gunsmokes. Did you happen to get a chance to demo the Gunsmokes last weekend.
I did spend a little bit of time on a 179cm Blizzard peacemaker, which is narrower. Even though it was a little short for me it was a lot of fun. Carved well on groomers, handled big soft spring moguls very well, and was able to go down groomed runs with slush piles easily. Im sure the 186cm would have just bombed through. It definitely a total different feel that Super 7. Even though it's supposed to be 9cm shorter than the super 7 it felt like a lot more ski. Just a typical blizzard feel in my opinion.
There just isn't anyway from what I've experienced that the Super 7 won't be the better and more fun pure powder ski if that's what you're looking for. But if you want a ski that can charge and play harder in tougher conditions Blizzard will win. Just beware if weight of the skis is an issue for you then compare the two.
Check out Derek's review of the Gunsmoke. About what I expected but he's a big mountain expert.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I spent the last two days skiing the Super 7 on and off in spring conditions. First day was pretty firm groomers that encountered freeze and thaw cycles so got pretty marbly in some spots. Nasty off piste that nobody was skiing. Today was warmer conditions that at least softened up the groomers nice and smooth. Moguls were typical soft spring snow and very fun.
My title said puzzled and that's exactly how I'm feeling after this weekend about this ski. I realize this is targeted as a powder ski but I like a little more substance in my powder skis to have some on piste versatility. And I just struggled finding it. I will start out by saying this ski is VERY LIGHT which I loved, mounted with a FKS 140. Honestly I feel this ski only belongs in deep powder days or at least anyday that has at least very soft groomed conditions. And yes I do know that is what it's targeted at but I've skied a lot of other powder skis that I really enjoy on everything else.
The super 7 in my opinion has to be the softest ski I've skied in a long time, or just might be the softest. I'm thinking that an Axial 2 or Marker Griffon would have given the ski more of a platform and more edge bite in the middle of the ski but who knows. I just couldn't get the ski to bite in and hold. It pulled me into the turn quick but then just wouldn't hold it. I mounted the FKS at recommended 0 but I swear it needed to be at -2 or more, something just not quite right. In big soft bumps it surfed and smeared even more than my 185 JJ, again feeling much softer throughout the entire length of the ski than anything else. This alone makes me feel it will be awesome in light fluffy deep powder.
Nimble, very light, agile, soft flexing, forgiving, surfy, smearable is how I describe the ski. For off piste soft snow.
From what I've seen so far it just doesn't have any of the on piste performance that I require, even from my big powder skis.
How will the Super 7 ski in comparison to...
How will the Super 7 ski in comparison to the Armada Norwalk? They have a very similar side profile.
This is my opinion based on skiing JJ's, AKJJ's, and Tsts(narrower Norwalk). I spent limited time on the new Soul 7 and have been dying to try the Super 7 but haven't found one in a 188cm demo. Based on reviews, forums, and just examining the two skis the Norwalk will be a better charger for more aggressive skiers and experts. Weight wise they should be fairly similar but I bet Norwalk is slightly heavier. Rossi with its honeycomb technology to keep the weight down and Armada's are never heavy using their ultralight cores.
Rossi should be softer over all flex, more nimble, more forgiving. Norwalk should be stiffer underfoot and throughout the tail(non rockered twin tail) which leads to more power when charging big mountain and blasting through crud. I would give a slight edge to the Rossi for pure float in the soft stuff based on width and softer flex.
Bigger guy that loves to bomb around the hill and wants stability over nimbleness go Norwalk. If you are a lighter guy or just prefer a light, nimble, forgiving, more playful feel that will still handle crud well go Super 7. Also if you ski a fair amount of moguls I would say Super will be easier and more fun because of the rockered softer tail.
Hope that helps, both great skis with different personalities. Let me know if you are able to demo either or if you pull the trigger on a pair. Good luck!
Thanks skifreak. Just demoed the Soul 7 today. Super fun ski and charges like what I wanted. Im still on the fence on the Soul 7 and Super 7. I think I'm a lightweight (6'5" 185). Obviously taller than normal. I'm a beginner to intermediate skier (just started this year) but have boarding for the last 14 years. I took your suggestion last week and got rid of my JJ's (185). I never even got to ski them. I like what I hear about the JJ, but they just don't have a long enough ski for me in the JJ. Besides the AK, but that thing would toss me around and have its way with me. So thats why I've been looking into the Norwalk and Rossi series. I've felt the flex on Soul 7, Super 7, and Norwalk. The Norwalk is much stiffer when comparing the three. But I like the 189 length in the Norwalk. I just don't know if the Norwalk would be too much ski for me. So like I said above. I'm thinking of either the Super 7 or Soul. I've only demoed the Soul 7 out of the three I'm evaluating. I might just pull the trigger and get the Super 7 and hope I like it! I just with there was a middle ground solution between the widths on the Soul and Super. The 106 (Soul 7) seems a little narrow and the 116 (Super 7) seems like a little too much. Do you think the Super 7 will charge similarly with the Soul 7.
My thoughts on the Soul 7 are great. They do charge but I have to agree with the other reviews I've seen. It doesn't perform that well in the crud. Which is why I think the Super 7 might be a better overall option between the Soul and Super.
Ahh. Too many options. But want to make a decision soon!
Here is what I have heard from a couple of our local shops regarding the Soul and Super, along with my opinion. Exact same construction just modified in the width which in turn increases the turn radius of the ski. So it shouldn't feel as turny as the Soul 7 does on groomers but in the deep snow it will still remain playful and quick. The owner of a local shop says the extra width in the Super 7 makes it feel slightly stiffer overall which makes sense. This in turn makes it better after all the snow is tracked out and crud is wearing you down. Just remember all the reviews and forums say that if you are a strong heavy charging expert the new Rossi series is not for you. Heavy and nasty crud at higher speeds is not their forte. Two guys in another shop describe the Super 7 as more surfy and smeary than the Soul 7 which really got me excited. PLEASE DEMO OR BUY ONE FOR ME PLEASE, LOL!
For you I would stay away from the AKJJ at your current ability level, go Super 7 over AKjj. AKJJ slightly heavier, longer, and it is forgiving but not as forgiving and nimble as the Super 7 from people that have skied both. But AKJJ will be a better crud ski, mine is a bomber in the crud at high speeds for sure. I don't have a strong opinion on the Norwalk other than the stiffer non rockered tail scares me. I ski too many moguls.
Narrower, quicker, lighter, little more fun on the groomers, snappier in bumps go SOUL 7 and maybe just have one ski to do it all.
More float in the super deep, better crud performance, little less turny on groomers, then get a narrower ski(Brahma, Bushwacker, SD95, Bonafide, Kabookie, TST, Kendo, SD95, Steadfast, etc) for every other day on the hill. This is my vote!! But don't you dare hold me to it Kjack. :) Good luck and let me know what you do.
how does this ski compare to the Soul 7...
how does this ski compare to the Soul 7 in liveliness? I demoed the Soul 7 Saturday and loved it, but they didn't have the super 7. I'm just wondering if the extra width under foot changes how it skis, or if it feels pretty similar to the Soul 7...
I'm in your shoes too, tried the Soul 7 and dying to try the 188cm Super 7 but nobody around here has that size in a demo. I hear different stories about the Super. Some people say its stiffer while others say its softer and more smeary like. Hand flexing them both I would almost say the Super 7 feels softer than the Soul. Not many people reviewing the Super, all the hype went to the soul. I ski JJ's but think the Super has got to be fun on soft days. My guess is that the Soul 7 is a little livelier, quicker, more fun unless its a deeper day just based on its dimensions.
How much does the 188cm super 7 weigh?...
How much does the 188cm super 7 weigh? Wondering how much lighter they are in comparison to my 195 AKJJ and if any feedback out there between the two skis.
2064 g/ski, I believe
Any suggestions for mounting location? I...
Any suggestions for mounting location? I would like to maximize the off piste performance.
What type of skiing are you going to be doing mostly? For strictly powder skiing, I'd suggest mounting them back (around -1), but if you're going to be skiing more aggressively, I'd suggest mounting at 0 or even +1 or +1.5
I love mine mounted at 0. Would not change a thing in mount point.
I'm a North Cascades skier. I like a mix...
I'm a North Cascades skier. I like a mix of backcountry and in-bounds. Been skiing all my life; 5'9" ~180 lbs. in good shape. I'm looking for a one-ski quiver. The Super 7 looks like it might work. Friends swear by Icelandic. Whaddya say?
I think the best options available for your one-ski quiver are the Rossi Super 7 and Soul 7 or the Armada JJ. In the the Super 7 in particular I would recommend the 180 if you are an intermediate to advanced skier or the 188 if you see yourself as an advanced to expert skier.
How much do the 172's weigh?
How much do the 172's weigh?
The 172's are 1759 grams a ski
I currently have Atomic Theory 177s from...
I currently have Atomic Theory 177s from last year and they are too short for me at 6ft and 185 lbs but super light for touring on and I would like to add either a more powder ski like this or a hybrid like the Soul. I want to mount Marker Dukes on it so I can just tour a bit to some nice steeps but nothing to long. Is there much noticeable difference between the Soul and Super? I skied last Seasons Super 7s and loved them on 188 i think. So should i keep the Theory's and buy Supers or just sell them and have the Soul as a one ski quiver. I ski in Chamonix 90% off piste :)
What is the turn radius on the 164? I'm...
What is the turn radius on the 164? I'm 5'5 140 lbs. What is a better length for me....164 or 172? Currently on a pair of 179 k2 hellbents for off piste....looking for a shorter, lighter, quicker turning, less wide ski to use at the resort and for brief backcountry touring trips. Will this ski meet my needs or is the salomon q 115 a better route?
The turn radius for a 164 with be around a 20.8m, compared to about a 21 for the 179 hellbents you are currently on. The Salomon Q 115 has a tighter radius than both of those skis at around a 16.5 for similar sized skis. The Rossignol Super 7's are sick and I have heard only good things about them, but as far as turning radius is concerned it all depends on what other features you like to have in a pair of skis.