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Blizzard Kabookie

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I'm getting ready to pull the trigger and buy some new skis and looking for feedback/reassurance. I loved the Blizzard Bonafide after a few demo days at Snowbird last year but having read all the reviews think the Kabookie might be the ski for me.  The details:  I'm 5'8, 160, 45yo. Live in the midwest and ski 10-15 days out west each year.  Definitely will only have a one ski quiver.  (Maybe rent a pair a powder skis for a big dump 12")  Primarily like to ski more off-piste, side country, trees, and some bumps.  Not a lot of groomers.  Never done any touring nor do I think I will.  I've like the idea of a really light ski and this seems to fit the bill.  Thoughts?

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I'm no expert on either but I'm 5'8" 150 and 52 years old. Upper intermediate and I've skied the Kabookie once. I think for what your looking for and choosing between those two the Kabookie is the right choice.
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If you liked the Bonafine but want lighter, yes this is the choice. Get it.
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For those of us that remember being amazed at how wide and fat 80-90mm "powder" skis were, it almost seems funny to think that a rockered 98 will not be good enough with 12"+

 

If you are a half way decent powder skier you won't need to rent anything else...unless you just want a different experience which is fine too.

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Originally Posted by nwjg View Post
 

For those of us that remember being amazed at how wide and fat 80-90mm "powder" skis were, it almost seems funny to think that a rockered 98 will not be good enough with 12"+

 

If you are a half way decent powder skier you won't need to rent anything else...unless you just want a different experience which is fine too.

 

Agreed. The irony is that if there are only a few inches of new snow on top of a firm base, then the 80-90mm ski could still be edging in the old base while a 110mm + ski could have enough surface area to sit (hate to use the word "float" in this example) on top of the new snow with little or no contact with the firm base.

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