Every ski Voile makes is light, but some are lighter than others weird, right' The X7 Ski is essentially an X9 that's cut out the pizza and ice cream, so its waist is a little narrower, its weight is a little lower, and its edges are little bit more accessible, making it a killer choice for everyday touring in deep snowpack areas or a great soft snow ski in spots that tend to be a little drier. It'd be a stretch to say the X7 is new school, but it does have the rocker camber rocker profile that's so popular in do it all skis these days. Voile calls it Hybrid Rocker, and it has enough rise in the tip to float through serious powder and give you a smooth ride through rough snow, enough camber underfoot to edge easily through wind and sun affected snow, and enough rise in the tail to let you pivot on a dime, throw big sideways slashes, and snake your way through tight trees like they're not even there. The tip and tail have some gradual taper for a smooth, consistent feel that won't hook up and send you flying, and the aspen core provides a lightweight, springy platform that's meant to come alive when the snow gets soft. The X7's not a shrinking violet of a ski, though it can handle itself when speeds are high and conditions less than perfect, thanks to a combination of carbon fiberglass and triaxial fiberglass laminates, which help keep it stable and torsion free, respectively. Together, this means you'll enjoy a predictable feel in variable snow, and won't have to check your speed jones at the door just because you're on a touring ski.