ive got a full day on them and will ski them another 3days before the end of this season so ill continue to update. skied them at killington friday and they were awesome. size 177 (also comes in 185), dimensions, 134-97-124. im 5'4'' around 145lbs. definatly a tree skier, not so much park. conditions at kmart were firm in the morning and then nice soft, spring conditions in the afternoon. ive been on 2010/2011 168 line blends mounted +3 all season so same category ski. on hard snow the skis held a great edge and were real quick, especially for a 177 which really did not ski like other 177's ive tested (volkl gotama, volkl bridge, volkl mantra, line prophet 98/100, and rossignol s3). it really felt shorter, most similar to a 171 bridge. the flex is, in my opinion for what i like to do (which is just about everything) they are perfect. not as stiff as a bridge, but definatly not as soft as my blends. around 11:30am the snow was starting to get softer so headed into the trees off double dipper. really easy to throw around in the woods, i did feel the length of the ski in the tip in a few spots (i did set up the demo binding so id be mounted a little forward, managed maybe +2cm) but got use to them pretty quick. they are soft enough to pretty forgiving, but stiff enough to no flop over every bump. after a couple more hours of blue bird and 50* temps the snow was perfect spring time mush. went out and skied some bumps on cascade, superstar, and some other places i cant really remember. wicked fun in the bumps, other than the VW beetle sized bumps on superstar, those were nuts. skied in and out of the trees on the edge of cascade where the snow got pushed into piles, skies turned real quick and were, again just easy to throw around. end of the day took some cruizers over on snowdon where most trails were pretty cut up. i personally love flying through crud, and thats one thing that my blends were a little iffy at, they were just too soft for my taste. these however were super fun. easy enough to plow through some bumps at speed and easy enough to pop off others. the rocker on this ski is pretty mellow compared to say something like the s3. it does have camber, about the same as my blends. once the ski is up on edge you have pretty much full contact on the ski. over all i was very impressed with the ski, a little nervous on the size but the more i skied it the more i didnt mind. i will definatly be on these next year, 177 mounted with dukes or jesters at +4. highly recommend them.
wow great review. thank you so much. i was deciding between these the s3 and jeronimos. i already got the jeronimos but i really appreciate the info on the soulriders cause my brother is looking for new skis and these sound like theyd be right up his alley. +kEndFragment