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I'm presently skiing Rossignol B78 bandits and am looking to get a resort friendly AT rig.  I'm considering the Line Flite 90s, but worry they'll be too soft, how do these compare to the Bandits I am on now?   I really do not want anything a lot stiffer the the B78s.

 

I'm 5'11/180# advanced skier and the B78s I am on are 174, I was thinking of the Flites in 179?  Or would I be better off with the Profit 90 a little shorter?

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My flites just got delivered two weeks ago and they do not seem as noodle-ish as every one says they are. Granted that is just to a hand flex and I need to actually ski them before I can be positive. They seem to be a about the same stiffness as my 06 dynastar legends, possibly even stiffer. On the plus for the AT side of things they are a light ski because of the lack of metal and the carbon/fiberglass matrix they use to stiffen it. 

 

PS I got the current flites for 260 shipped from REI on close out, you should check to see if they have any left. The price was one of the reasons I didn't even bother to demo them before buying.

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When skiing a twintip such as the Prophet or other, keep in mind they ski approx. 10cm shorter due to the turned up tail.179 seems like a pretty good length to me. As far as opting for the Flite,at your size and ability,IMO I would recommend getting the regular Prophet 90. The difference being the metal topsheet(adding a little stiffness for you).  Just my .02        Dave

 

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Originally Posted by zafdor View Post

I'm presently skiing Rossignol B78 bandits and am looking to get a resort friendly AT rig.  I'm considering the Line Flite 90s, but worry they'll be too soft, how do these compare to the Bandits I am on now?   I really do not want anything a lot stiffer the the B78s.

 

I'm 5'11/180# advanced skier and the B78s I am on are 174, I was thinking of the Flites in 179?  Or would I be better off with the Profit 90 a little shorter?



 

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Since you're debating between the Flite and the Prophet, I'll chime in and say that IMO, the Prophet 90 is a terrible AT ski.  They are surprisingly heavy, especially for being only 90 in the waist (they are as heavy as my 115 waisted Huge Troubles, if manufacturers specs can be believed; the un-scientific "hold one in each hand" test lends me to believe it).  If you're in great shape and don't care about lugging the extra weight uphill, then go for it, but it's one of the last skis I'd pick for AT.

 

The Flites are obviously going to be lighter without all the metal, but I don't know how light they actually are.

post #5 of 5

Did not see the AT part for some reason, yes there are lighter skis out there,perhaps a Volkl Bridge.

 

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

Since you're debating between the Flite and the Prophet, I'll chime in and say that IMO, the Prophet 90 is a terrible AT ski.  They are surprisingly heavy, especially for being only 90 in the waist (they are as heavy as my 115 waisted Huge Troubles, if manufacturers specs can be believed; the un-scientific "hold one in each hand" test lends me to believe it).  If you're in great shape and don't care about lugging the extra weight uphill, then go for it, but it's one of the last skis I'd pick for AT.

 

The Flites are obviously going to be lighter without all the metal, but I don't know how light they actually are.



 

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