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Prophet 90 or Bushwackers

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I went to my local ski shop earlier with the intentions of buying a pair of bushwackers. They had them for $600; however, they also had the prophet 90s on sale for $630 with a set of marker griffons. Right now I am kind of torn as to which one to buy. I normally spend about 30% of my time off piste and I would consider myself some where between an intermediate/advanced skier; I am 5'10" 130 lb.

 

Also, for my size I should go for the 172s right?

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The Prophet's will be stiffer,they have metal in them. Bushwacker will be more forgiving and playful. 173 would probably do you right in the Bushwacker. If you decided Prophet, it is a twintip and they ski around 10 cm shorter than usual because both ends are turned up. Both are good choices, just different IMO.   Dave

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Originally Posted by MmmHmmmmm View Post

I went to my local ski shop earlier with the intentions of buying a pair of bushwackers. They had them for $600; however, they also had the prophet 90s on sale for $630 with a set of marker griffons. Right now I am kind of torn as to which one to buy. I normally spend about 30% of my time off piste and I would consider myself some where between an intermediate/advanced skier; I am 5'10" 130 lb.

 

Also, for my size I should go for the 172s right?



I'd say prophets. but only if you like touring or are looking to get into it.

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Originally Posted by Daveski7 View Post

The Prophet's will be stiffer,they have metal in them. Bushwacker will be more forgiving and playful. 173 would probably do you right in the Bushwacker. If you decided Prophet, it is a twintip and they ski around 10 cm shorter than usual because both ends are turned up. Both are good choices, just different IMO.   Dave



Yeah the playfulness of the Bushwackers is what drawed me to them, but that deal on the prophets seemed to good to pass up

post #5 of 9

i bought some prophet 100s without skiing them and it worked out really well as i like the way they ski. If you are intermediate or better i wouldn't worry about it being too much ski as the 100s at least turn very ez and the twin tip really helps bringing the tails around in powder

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A great deal is only a great deal if you end up happy. If you like the Bushwackers, I am not condoning not supporting your local shop but I think you could do better on that price. If they won't budge, maybe ask around here on Epic and see if someone can help you out.  Regards,    Dave.         P.S. I am not steering you away from the Prophets either, I was just mentioning the "Great deal" part of it.

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let's see. Blizzard has been making skis for about 60  years and Line about 10. that's really all I'd have to know to make that call (on skis in the same class of similar physical characteristics). but that's just me on a boring rainy day saying what I always say....boring....but true IMO.

post #8 of 9

Both are nice skis; Bushwacker is gonna stay close to/at $599 everywhere because of demand, not sketchy shops. I'd be surprised if Phil or anyone else here who's carrying them will be giving you serious discounts until maybe March. Could be wrong; anyway you might PM him cuz they carry both and he can give you good feedback on how each will fit your skill set and body. 

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Alright Davluri, I will stop beating around the Bush(no pun intended). I would opt for the Bushwacker especially because I already did. At your weight IMO you don't need metal. The playfulness of the Bush will give you much more versatility. Ask around like I mentioned earlier on here and see who has them.     Dave

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