SJ, Phil and other reviewers,
Any thoughts on advantages of the Bonafied vs. the 2012 Line Prophet 100. IBoth are 98 mm underfoot and I skied both at Mt Rose on a demo day there, but as it was a fairly deep pow day it was not possible to compare the two skis on anything but POW in the chutes and elsewhere and they were only available for a limited time on each as I got to them later in the day, after trying out some of the larger POW skis, e.g. Bodacious, JJ...
Any input is appreciated as I am basically choosing between the Line and the Blizzard as as my daily go to ski for next season. Leaning towards the Blizzard for the edge gridge, speed and handling on hard pack Tahoe mornings, but it would be good to hear other folks thoughts on both skis.
I agree it is a tough choice between two very good skis. I have skied both myself and both do ski super. I think the Bonafide is the (slightly) better choice because of the early rise in the tail (both have tip rise). The early tail rise adds to just a bit more versatility in the trees and tight spots allowing the ski to come around easier but with little loss of edge grip on hard snow...(Tahoe ice vs. east coast ice). If you needed that Nth degree of edge grip and "pop", the P98 would be the (ever so slightly) better choice. IMHO, you cannot go wrong with either of these skis, they both ROCK and will be suitable weapons for the environment you need them for.