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Line prophet 98 or sick day 95?

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Hi guys, interested in any thoughts on these 2 skis. I recently damaged one of my previous set (2013 atomic crimson ti 185) so looking to replace. I'm 6'2" and about 180, ski approx 60%+ off piste and like to play in the trees, occasional lap of the park, moguls and of course powder. I try to minimise my time on piste wherever possible so forever exploring off the edge. In short I like variety and fun but primarily lift served. I like to ski relatively fast, but am by no means the fastest charger on the hill. I ski mainly in Europe so deep powder is a rarity and am fine to go rent some real wide skis when it really dumps and am therefore looking for a really versatile ski for everything else. Things I like about the crimson - great on piste and hard pack. Less favourable (at least for me) - relatively poor float in powder, gets knocked about a bit in hard crud and not the easiest ski in big moguls. Thoughts on these 2 or alternates and also thoughts on length? I wondered about downsizing to closer to 179 to help playfulness?
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i've seen tons of people asking about the sick day and almost no one asking about the atomic theory, which is the same type of ski and the same width. why is that?

i've been on the theory this season and i've really enjoyed it. if there's any soft snow at all, it's tons of fun. very quick in trees, handles well in bumps. carves very well unless you're actually on ice (and i mean ICE, not hardpack). i don't ski park but i'd guess it would be decent there as well.

 

its biggest weakness is definitely crud, though. it's a light, flexible ski and is not particularly damp, and i don't weigh much either, so it gets tossed around a bunch.

if you're concerned about crud, the prophet is probably better. otherwise, the sick day (or something similar) sounds fine for what you're describing.

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Originally Posted by treeski7 View Post
 

if you're concerned about crud, the prophet is probably better. otherwise, the sick day (or something similar) sounds fine for what you're describing.

I don't know about the sick day, but the prophet is too soft for crud and it gets thrown around quite a bit... I wouldn't size down in the Prophet, it's not a demanding ski, quite the opposite, really easy to manage! You size should be the 186 cm. Prophet does great for what you are describing, but I'd look elsewhere if you usually ski crud!

 

Prophet will have a great float and be really easy on moguls! If you have some kinda of deal with Line I'd probably look for next years Supernatural 100, it's supposed to be stiffer than the Prophet which is being discontinued and replaced by the Supernatural.

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I have the Sick Day 110 and it's definitely not a heavy crud ski. It's nice in chop, but not heavy water-laden stuff.  Light as a feather and very playful. It skis short so buy it on the longer side.

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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
 

I don't know about the sick day, but the prophet is too soft for crud and it gets thrown around quite a bit... I wouldn't size down in the Prophet, it's not a demanding ski, quite the opposite, really easy to manage! You size should be the 186 cm. Prophet does great for what you are describing, but I'd look elsewhere if you usually ski crud!

 

wasn't saying it would be a good crud ski...just figured it should be better than the sick day, since it does have some metal. but i haven't skied either one.

post #6 of 7
I demoed both last weekend. The sick day is lighter and easier to ski, but for me doesn't handle speed as well. The prophet 98 is a fairly stiff ski, but feels "loose" with the rocker compared to my camered p90.

If you think any of the prophet skis can't handle crud you are either skiing them too short, or ski them with bad technique imo. A maple core ski with a metal top sheet should do well in variable snow, but you have to stay on top of them. The prophet skis respond to good carving technique, but most people I know who mostly skid/smear turns don't like them. I think they really improved the prophets from the earlier models, which were too stiff in the tips which made turn initiation in crud harder.

I could ski the p98 as a daily driver in just about any condition happily.

I feel like the sick days are a good soft snow/park ski, or for a light all mountain skier, where the p98 is a good ski for an aggressive all mountain skier.
Edited by clink83 - 3/22/14 at 8:19pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. Sounds like the sick day will be too soft for what I need. Shame, love the graphics! Crud certainly features frequently and I need something that can handle this relatively well. Question is whether to snap up some cheap p98s now vs wait to try the new supernatural when they're released. I'd be interested if anyone else has experience of them in crud, frozen crust and other variable snow quality.
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