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help on mid-fat options (Head 94 vs. Prophet 98)

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Hi - I'm stuck

 

I've been looking at getting a pair of mid-fat skis (finally stepping away from my old Volkl AC-3's).  I rode the Head Rock n' Roll 94's this past weekend in Mammoth and they were a blast (about 6-10 inches of fresh snow).  Unfortunately the shop didn't carry the Line 98's and I've been thinking that would have been a great ski to compare.   I've seen great reviews about both skis but wondering if anyone can offer any additional insight?   

 

Also - binding recommendations?  

 

Thanks!


Edited by mylittleburro - 2/20/12 at 10:49am
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Welcome to EpicSki.  

I haven't been on the head unisex skis in a long while, but perhaps this bump will help someone who has more info to see your question.

 

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Thanks for looking at the Prophet 98! The previous Prophet 100 & 90 were award winning staples in our all mountain freeride line and with the added 'capwall' (half cap for quickness, half wall for stability) and a smidge of early rise in the tips the P98 has been getting really good reviews (we're a bit bias, but they are!). Not sure if you're still near Mammoth but P3 carries Line and they might possibly have some demos. Good luck!

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Thanks for looking at the Prophet 98! The previous Prophet 100 & 90 were award winning staples in our all mountain freeride line and with the added 'capwall' (half cap for quickness, half wall for stability) and a smidge of early rise in the tips the P98 has been getting really good reviews (we're a bit bias, but they are!). Not sure if you're still near Mammoth but P3 carries Line and they might possibly have some demos. Good luck!


Any Line 98 teley mounted demos in the SEA area? 

 

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Originally Posted by mylittleburro View Post

Hi - I'm stuck

 

I've been looking at getting a pair of mid-fat skis (finally stepping away from my old Volkl AC-3's).  I rode the Head Rock n' Roll 94's this past weekend in Mammoth and they were a blast (about 6-10 inches of fresh snow).  Unfortunately the shop didn't carry the Line 98's and I've been thinking that would have been a great ski to compare.   I've seen great reviews about both skis but wondering if anyone can offer any additional insight?   

 

Also - binding recommendations?  

 

Thanks!


I have skied both.  At my weight, I loved the repsonsiveness of the Rock n' Roll from Head.  The Line 98 was sweet as well: It had a little more of a big sweet spot, teddy bear hug feel, more like the Elan Spire.  The Head is sportier, has more of a pop and power in the tail, a little more functional sidecut.  The Line is smooth and easy, very damp and dialed.  For my ski preference, it would depend on what I was doing.  The Line was a little too much of a bore on groomers for me, the Head was really good there, so that might be the difference-maker if I was looking at both.  Then again, the Line, with a bigger sweet spot, may be better in junk snow.  They both skied junky snow with ease when I tried them. 

 

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I've been skiing on my new Kastle MX98 (2010 model) and they have been living up to their reputation!!  

 

 

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