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2013 Blizzard Bonafide Reviews

My first fat or mid fat ski, great choice.

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Pros: Holds on groomer as well as my older K2 Crossfires, more stable

Cons: None so far, but then I have not skied a lot of differnet skis

6 ft 1 in 195lbs 180 cm Knee Binding Carbon 12   I only ski up to single diamonds and I do not get in as many ski days an many of the reviewers on here. But I can say that if you are an immediate advanced skier a ski like this can help your skiing a lot and make it much more comfortable and provide confidence to start exploring more of piste. I sent 4 days up at Mammoth where it snowed almost everyday. This ski made that trip much more enjoyable than it would have been on my K2 Crossfires. The performance on groomed slopes was so good as well that I will likely never bring my K2s again unless there is a lot of rock showing.  I demoed the K2 Aftershock, Mantra, and...
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dmourati

Versatile

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Pros: predictable, slarvable, carvable, powable

Cons: graphics, fit and finish

        Product: Length Tested: 187 Dimensions/Turn Radius:  23m  Camber: Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber Binding: Demo or Suggested: Demoed Marker Griffon, bought FKS 140 Mount point: Suggested   Environment & Conditions: Location of Test: Squaw Number of Runs: 40 Snow Conditions: Windblown, windbuff, tracked, hardpack Demo or Own:   Tester Info: Username: dmourati Age: 38 Height/Weight: 6'2"/280lbs Ski Days/Season: 30 Years Skiing: 30 Aggressiveness: (): Moderate(Finesse) Current Quiver: Mantra 184/Bone 187 Home Area: Tahoe Preferred Terrain: off-piste, trees   Versatile...
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Start Haus

A Start Haus Favorite

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Pros: Really versatile - what lives in the car for any conditions in Tahoe

Cons: Some lighter skiers may prefer the metal-less Kabookie

Philpug has already covered why this is a favorite all mountain ski at the Start Haus - and if you browse the forums you'll see SierraJim is on the same page.   The Blizzard Bonafide falls firmly in our quiver-of-one category for western ski areas at 98 mm underfoot.   Some of our testers are what some people would call "old-school" and a little leery of the over-use of rocker, especially in both the tip and tail. But Blizzard nailed it with the flip-core design, giving enough early rise for better performance in soft and variable snow without getting all flappy and reducing edge contact too much on the firm snow.    The tail rocker, not as common in this...
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