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Blizzard Bonafide vs Rossi S3

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skied the Rossi S3 out at Squaw last season (along with ON3P Goats on bigger pow days). Was wondering if anyone could give a comparison of the S3s vs the Bonafide's?

Also if anyone from starthaus can give info on ordering/availability that would be much appreciated
post #2 of 11

I found the Bonafide to be much more versatile for an aggressive skier than the S3 because of longer contact length and less early rise tip & tail. I look at the S3 as being a mini S7, a great soft snow biased ski for a smaller skier.

 

As far as pre-orders, we are taking them until 7/15. PM me for details. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

I found the Bonafide to be much more versatile for an aggressive skier than the S3 because of longer contact length and less early rise tip & tail. I look at the S3 as being a mini S7, a great soft snow biased ski for a smaller skier.

 

As far as pre-orders, we are taking them until 7/15. PM me for details. 


I have spent a short time on both skis.  Along with what Phil says, the Bonafide has much less camber & is very stable in crud & chopped up snow, skis a bit beefier than the S3. 

 

The S3 seems more playful & quicker turning.  It is great for cold, lighter snow & tight trees.  Like the S7 it flops around some in chop.

 

I liked them both... alot, but right now I feel like the Bonafide would fit my current quiver better, as I already own some S7's.

 

JF

 

 

post #4 of 11

this is really comparing apples to banana here.

 

Bonafide is more like say the Rossi experinced 98

s3 is more like the Blizzard "the one"

 

do you even know what kinda of ski you want?

post #5 of 11
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this is really comparing apples to banana here.

 

Bonafide is more like say the Rossi experinced 98

s3 is more like the Blizzard "the one"

 

do you even know what kinda of ski you want?

Why bring two skis in that are completely irrelevant to the conversation? Besides it is the Rossi Experience 98 and quite frankly the Bonafide skis dramatically different than the E98. 

 

The OP has skied the S3 and asked for a comparison. I think he is asking questions trying to figure out what he wants in a ski, no need to belittle him. 
 

 

post #6 of 11

Philpug, thanks for saying what I was thinking.

post #7 of 11

What's the weight like on the new Blizzard lineup? 

 

I've been looking at getting a pair of Liberty Helix to mount some Dukes on for sidecountry missions, but now i'm starting to wonder if the Bonafide/Cochise might fit the bill better.

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What's the weight like on the new Blizzard lineup? 

 

I've been looking at getting a pair of Liberty Helix to mount some Dukes on for sidecountry missions, but now i'm starting to wonder if the Bonafide/Cochise might fit the bill better.


 

IMO the blizzards ski nicer but they weigh more than the helix.

 

post #9 of 11

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I am in the same boat between the bonafide/cochise  or the liberty helix. I can't find much feedback on the helix, most ski's are fun w/good conditions but I wanna know how they do in crud,chop and wind mank!? I like a stable ski and the helix seems a bit light, anyone out here ski liberty? 

post #11 of 11
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I ended up jumping on the Bonafide's. Going to use them as my daily driver this season. Given that I have dedicated powder skis, the Cochise didn't make much sense for me (at least in my opinion smile.gif)
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