BEST FOR: Having more fun.
THE TEST: Rossignol’s honeycombed tip and tail shed mass where it’s vital—away from your body. As a result, it’s effortless to throw the Soul 7 sideways in the trees or whenever you need to scrub speed. The new construction also allowed Rossi to scale back the rocker, reducing tip and tail flutter—so they charge, swerve, smear, and even rail groomers with ease. 136/106/126; 8.1 lbs.
THE VERDICT: The DPS might be more agile in powder, but the Soul 7 outshines it in almost every other condition.