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Blizzard Bonafide vs Line Prophet 98

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

So I've got my selection of what I want down to these two skis, but I cant decide what to go for.

 

A little back round info: I've only been out skiing in the east before I'm pretty good; hit the blacks and love off trail runs and hucking cliffs. I'll be out west this entire winter in Colorado, I'm 6'2 and weigh 165lb

 

Any help on helping me pick!?

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 12

yes, in the top of the page is a search bar, simply type in the word "Bonafide" you will find a enormous volume of data.

 

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Originally Posted by Sammyman View Post

So I've got my selection of what I want down to these two skis, but I cant decide what to go for.

 

A little back round info: I've only been out skiing in the east before I'm pretty good; hit the blacks and love off trail runs and hucking cliffs. I'll be out west this entire winter in Colorado, I'm 6'2 and weigh 165lb

 

Any help on helping me pick!?

 

Thank you!



 

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Originally Posted by Sammyman View Post

So I've got my selection of what I want down to these two skis, but I cant decide what to go for.

 

A little back round info: I've only been out skiing in the east before I'm pretty good; hit the blacks and love off trail runs and hucking cliffs. I'll be out west this entire winter in Colorado, I'm 6'2 and weigh 165lb

 

Any help on helping me pick!?

 

Thank you!

 

Two skis is always good! 

I'm guessing that you stumbled upon Epicski because you were googling information on these skis, the Bonafide in particular, and found lots of links to EpicSki.com threads about these skis.

 

I could tell you to pick the Bonafide because its the class winner, but there is nothing wrong with the Prophet 98.   Both great skis, but the Bones tend to bring the skiers back to the base with a huge grin. biggrin.gif

 

Welcome to EpicSki!

 

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

I did find lots on the bones, but not so much on the prophet 98's..... That's mainly why I made this thread.

post #5 of 12

Sammy, take a look at this product page (There are tags on the right side of this page to both the Bonafide and Prophet 98)

http://www.epicski.com/products/2012-line-prophet-98-ski

There is a review by Philpug on that page as well as on the Bonafide page.  Hope this helps a little more.

 

 

As you can see the Prophet doesn't have quite the chatter that the Bonafide has but still a darn good ski

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ok, one more question: what size would you recommend?

 

I'm 6'2 and weigh 165lb's, aggressive skier (fast and risky)

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Originally Posted by Sammyman View Post

Ok, one more question: what size would you recommend?

 

I'm 6'2 and weigh 165lb's, aggressive skier (fast and risky)



187 Bone or 186 P98. Either ski will make you happy. beercheer.gif

post #8 of 12

Philpug, why do you suggest the 186 rather than 179 Prophet? Mostly because he wrote that he's very aggressive? I'm 5'11" and 165lbs, ski quite aggressively, like bumps and off-piste, but don't normally do huge drops etc. What size would you recommend for a Tahoe allround ski (I go in pretty much any Tahoe condition, whether fresh powder or not)? Also, it seems to me that the Bonafide or Prophet would be more suitable for me than say a Rossi S3?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Mark80 View Post

Philpug, why do you suggest the 186 rather than 179 Prophet? Mostly because he wrote that he's very aggressive? I'm 5'11" and 165lbs, ski quite aggressively, like bumps and off-piste, but don't normally do huge drops etc. What size would you recommend for a Tahoe allround ski (I go in pretty much any Tahoe condition, whether fresh powder or not)? Also, it seems to me that the Bonafide or Prophet would be more suitable for me than say a Rossi S3?

 

Thanks!



Mark,

 

I think you will be very happy with the 180. I am your height but a bit heavier and I have the Bonafide in the center of my 3 ski quiver and I am really enjoying the 180. It is was an only ski for me..I would go 187. 

post #10 of 12

Thanks a lot Phil, that's helpful. Think I'll go for 179cm Prophets then. Can get them a bit cheaper than the Bonafides and already spent this years budget on the Fischer vacuum boots :)

Does anyone have advice on binding position on the Prophets?

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mark80 View Post

Thanks a lot Phil, that's helpful. Think I'll go for 179cm Prophets then. Can get them a bit cheaper than the Bonafides and already spent this years budget on the Fischer vacuum boots :)

Does anyone have advice on binding position on the Prophets?



shiny side up :)

 

Actually on the line has been fine. 

 

 

post #12 of 12

I bought new skis late this season and the Prophet 98 and the Bonafides were both among my finalists. I demoed them both in varied conditions and found that for my liking, the Prophets were more versatile. The Bonafides have got a ton of press and before my demo I thought I'd buy them.  I found them greeat in wide open spaces--groomers, crud, and knee deep powder. They're quick, stable, and have no speed limit for mere mortals. However, the Bones were a lot of work in anything that even looked like bumps. They were equally challenging in tight trees.   Admitedly, the Bones that I skied were the 187cm length and I probably would have liked them better in a shorter 180 cm length.

 

The prophets on the other hand had much the same performance, but for me are a lot more fun in bumps and tight spaces. With either ski you better be prepared to ski with good technique and energy. They are drivers' skis, not meant for posers. I bought the Prophets and have really enjoyed them. I'm very glad that I demoed the Bonafides because if I had bought them without trying them, I would definitely have been disappointed the first time I tried skiing any sort of bumps. Just my opinion. It really is a matter of personal taste and I'd recommend that you demo before buying any high performance ski.

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