Some frozen crud, breakable crust, soft spring snow, steep wet snow, all over the board interesting snow...
6ft, 167, finesse skier, more skilled then bold, ski at moderate speeds, all terrain,
I had been sking a few skis in a row, with Phil, Dawg, Trek,
I had skied FX94, kastle MX 88, Bliz Bushwacker, then this ski,
some pretty good company,
If i was going to buy a ski from this group after this interesting tahoe snow day, this would be it.
I believe they just added a bit more shape to the prophet 100, by taking a couple mm out of the waist, and adding a few cm of early rize to the tip.
This ski is just fun, playful, versatile, solid. did someone say it was price point ski? seemed awfully high end to me.
the extra shape made it quite fun on piste, with some good shape in carved turns, but it transitioned well from shaped/blended to carves easily.
The tip worked well, and wasn't annoying, seems companies are getting the tranistion down where the negatives of the early rise aren't overwhelming the postives.
Compared to the others, this ski was more easygoing, and was easier to get to stay up out of some of the death cookies we were skiing off piste, but you could get it to dig in and hold as well.
Overall, super versatile, super fun, great ski. The only place where it gave anything up to my MX98 was in the steepest turns, like a couple turns in the 3rd sister at sugar bowl, the choke turn in the 4th, where when I'd really stand and want it to stick, I felt a bit more torsional twist then my kastle. Otherwise, it was tied for best ski of the day w/ my mx98.
I know this 98 space is packed w/ lots of compettion right now, but don't overlook this overachiever.