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Line Prophet 98

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Top of the day to Epicski, update, I couldn't get the thought out of my head on the Line Prophet 98's, I sold the Atomic
Theories for $350 a brand new still in the plastic ski, I bought a 2012-2013 Line Prophet 98 for $332.00 from Ski Pro (super price), I mounted a Tyrolia Attack 13 binding on it, I skied them 4 days now in hardpack, crud, slush, ice and a couple of inches of powder. At first I didn't give them a fair chance skied a couple of runs and then went back to the Fischers, 2nd day out, I left the Fischers in the car and dialed these skis in and WOW. They ski like a carver and plow over everything on the mountain, you can take short turns or long turns, very quick to adjust to your skiing and what ever you're skiing and very stable at speed, this is unbelievable for a East Coast Ski. About 4 years ago I skied a Line Prophet 90, but they didn't have the metal in them and at speed and really carving they chattered really bad but they carved very well, but I couldn't stand the chatter so I sold them and got back on my Fischers, the 98's are a totally different experience.

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Thanks for the post.  Considering getting the 12/13 prophet 98 w 15 griffon bindings for $600 mounted.   You think thats a good price?  Was hesitant about getting a ski two seasons old.   Your post helped with the decision.   I have the Blizzard Magnum 8.1s, but wanted a 2nd quiver 95-100mm ski.  Wanted the 13/14 Bonafides, but cant find them for a price I want. 

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I think $600 might be around the high end you will find! it was discontinued this year, I'd say it's not a deal and you are paying market price for the combo!
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Thanks.  I know the Griffons are $230 locally, so I thought with the free mounting (buying online), it was worth it. 

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If it is the ski that you want then it is a good deal.

 

For comparison, sort of, the Rossignol S3 was discontinued after 2013 and they became available as NOS for $350 with bindings. Now THAT was a deal!

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Originally Posted by daybreak View Post
 

About 4 years ago I skied a Line Prophet 90, but they didn't have the metal in them and at speed and really carving they chattered really bad but they carved very well, but I couldn't stand the chatter so I sold them and got back on my Fischers, the 98's are a totally different experience.

 

Prophet 90's always had metal in them.

 

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Considering getting the 12/13 prophet 98 w 15 griffon bindings for $600 mounted.   You think thats a good price?

 

I think it's a good price, not an amazing price.  With the griffon's going for $230 pretty much everywhere, that means you're getting a 2 year old ski for $370 and paying full price for the bindings.  You could do better, you could do worse.

 

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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
 

If it is the ski that you want then it is a good deal.

 

Yup, good answer.  If you want the prophet 98's, that's a good deal.  If you just want the cheapest skis you can possibly find, well, you could probably find cheaper.

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I like the p 98s because they are easy to ski with a big sweet spot. I don't like them on ice and at higher speeds, but i didn't really realize that until getting on some bonafides that are just mental but not so forgiving and a little dead feeling at more reasonable speeds. I much prefer the prophets early season because they are forgiving, at the  rate it snows here now i might be on them for a while.

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