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Line Prophet 98, Salomon Shogun, or Rossignol S3 Freeride. Vote!!

Poll Results: Which ski do you guys think is a superior freeride/all-mountain ski?

Poll expired: Oct 25, 2011  
  • 25% (2)
    Line Prophet 98
  • 25% (2)
    Salomon Shogun
  • 50% (4)
    Rossignol S3 Freeride
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

These are my final 3 picks. I could throw a dart... but I trust you guys.

post #2 of 8

The shogun is the only one ive ever skied myself, but id say its a safe bet. The tip rocker takes some getting used to though, when i demoed it felt like i was really forward on the ski for the first couple runs. But its good and fat for float, and still carves on the groomers, as long as youre happy with big turns.

 

Cant really comment on the others, although ive heard good things about the rossis. Where are you going to be skiing these anyway?

 

Also, if youre interested in (re)expanding your options, i picked up some gotamas last year and love em. It was down to the goats or the shoguns for me, and the volkls felt just a little better.

post #3 of 8

I demo'd and purchased the Rossignol S3's - so it get's my vote. I never skied the Prophet 98 or Shogun - so not really validating which is really superior....

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ILOJ View Post

I demo'd and purchased the Rossignol S3's - so it get's my vote. I never skied the Prophet 98 or Shogun - so not really validating which is really superior....



How did your S3's perform in the powder, bumbs, groomers, ect?

post #5 of 8

IMO the shogun is the best 1 ski quiver on the market.

post #6 of 8
I skied 178 S3s as my primary ski last season. Skied mostly squaw. I'm 6'0 165lb 46. Decent skier. Got in 40+ days last season.

I found the S3s to be good in soft snow up to about a foot to 18 inches if powder (depending in the snow). Fun though trees etc etc

I didn't like the ski so much on firmer days. Felt they were a little to soft, and had an uber-short running length I felt knocked about in more chopped snow. They are quick/nimble, but I didn't enjoy them so much in firmer bumps either.

My (probably wrong) conclusion is that softer deeper snow minimizes the effect of the short running length and allows taking advantage of the tip/tail rocker on the ski

Trying the 180 Blizzard Bonafide next season.
post #7 of 8

I know this is an old thread, but as of yesterday I just sold my prophets and snapped up a pair of s3s after just a few runs, were the most fun I've had on a ski in ages! 

post #8 of 8

Whih Prophets did you sell?

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