Originally Posted by Philpug
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.
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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.