I have the Prophet 100's in a 186. I'm 5'11 180 and ski the east but have had them in everything from boiler plate to about a foot or so. I also ski (regularly) a Volkl AC40 in a 184 so that is really the limit of my comparison to what is out there. I really like the prophet in everything mentioned except boilerplate. When it gets about a foot deep you have to stay in the middle of the ski because you will get tip dive. On harder snow you want to stay firmly in the front of your boots and the ski will really carve nicely. For 100 underfoot it gets on and off edge pretty quickly. It is really a great ski for about 80% of the days I ski. It is best for softer snow to about mid boot, and crud. It has a pretty high top end but it is noting like the Volkl's which have no top end. (my aerodynamics are the only limit on those) I have them mounted with the Dukes so the setup is on the heavy side but it helps with crud-busting. I think you might like the Prophet 100's for what you describe skiing.
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Shorter and Wider - Page 2post #31 of 489/16/11 at 1:00pmpost #32 of 489/16/11 at 4:18pmThread Starterpost #33 of 489/16/11 at 5:14pm
The 186 P100 is a good choice, but so was the Enforcer. Between the two, the Enforcer is a bit more athletic, better in crud and powder (by a slim margin) and feels a little more like a traditional GS ski. The P100 is slightly more playful, but not as reliable in junky snow. I prefer the Enforcer by a hair on hard snow.
For me, with somewhat more tonnage than you (though rather shorter....yup, I'm mostly round in shape...well, maybe square), I found the 185 Enforcer not to be too much ski at all. I expected it to be, and only took out the 185 when they ran out of 177s. I never went back. The 185 behaved just as nicely, with more stability, float and poise in the funk. I like both the P100 and Enforcer, it is hard to go wrong with either as a carving-friendly fatter ski.post #34 of 489/16/11 at 11:42pm
FWIW I liked the Prophet a lot. Though The Vicik is what I wanted the Prophet to be. But if you can get a good eal on a P100 I doubt you would be terribly dissapointed.post #35 of 489/17/11 at 12:12amThread Starter
ugh...The Nomad is kinda creeping back into the running after reading the reviews. I'm gonna pull all my hair out before this is over
Kind of looking like this now
Line Prophet 100 186
Icelantic Nomad 181
ON3P Vicik 176
Edited by Malazan - 9/17/11 at 12:23ampost #36 of 489/17/11 at 3:31pm
Icelantic says their shorter wider skis are very maneuverable without giving up overall performance in powder when sized about to the chin, so you may have found your concept in a ski. I've only handled one indoors, but they are noticably stout.
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I think this is a good choice for your first venture into fatter ski's. I know you won't be dissapointed.post #41 of 489/18/11 at 3:44pmThread Starterpost #42 of 489/19/11 at 7:16am
its a sound choice and congrats! By any chance did you go check out the tent at christys? They had a ton of demo's that were mostly in very good condition at very good prices. I am not sure which store has the inventory now but that may be an option.post #43 of 489/19/11 at 8:14amQuote:
Good choice, and good score on the price!
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Yeah, I went to their tent sale in Steamboat but they were pretty well picked over. This last Saturday I went back to check out Sports Stalker, the Clocktower, and the Christy's next to Wal-Mart. The first two are closed now and the Christy's had hardly any inventory. So I came home and thought it over, and ordered the Prophets. Did you go to one of the Tent Sales?post #45 of 489/19/11 at 11:44am
yes all of the christys (Sportstalker is christy's) combined inventory and had it all at the parking lot in the meadows. I was there the 1st weekend and there were some good deals. You did good on the P-100's.post #46 of 489/19/11 at 12:30pmThread Starter
I new I should have gone to the first weekend, I got there on the second. I did pick up a helmet and pants for the wife at a good price. Yeah, on the prophets, I picked them up off E-bay. No one else even bid on P-100's still in plastic especially at 186.
Do you live out here sometimes?post #47 of 489/19/11 at 7:09pmThread Starter
I really was looking hard at the Vicik, but after talking it over with Scott, he actually suggested the P-100 instead. He said the same thing about moving up to the Vicik once I got some time under my belt. What an honest company ON3P is. Not many retailers would actually tell you to buy something else. They have definitely made a future customer because of the honesty.post #48 of 489/27/11 at 9:59pmThread Starter
Got my look Px 12 ti's mounted tonight. Had them set my edges to 2 degree side and 1 degree base. Line said they come with a 1.5 Side and 1 base. All my side edge tools are 2 degree's so that's why I had it changed.
Can't wait for the snow!!!
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