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Broke My Bonifide's - Should I get patrons ?

post #1 of 7
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  Had a good snow day at Tremblant Wednesday..

ended up in the trees most of the day with My 187 Bonfide's and broke 1.

Metal delaminated at rear binding..  Not sure exactly what happened other than I bent it too much..

 

I have decided my quiver is a little too overlapping anyhow with Brahma and Bonifide both at 187...  

I'd like to say i'm a level 9 skier but realistically a level 7..

 

i'm also 6'-3" and 230lbs..    But plan on less gym upper body work and more legs ( I think I'd ski better carrying less weight )

Ski mainly the east , went to whistler this year and would like to make and annual trip west.

I would like these skis for 6"+ fresh snow days..

 

 

Thoughts ?

 

Kyle

post #2 of 7
Seems like a common occurrence. Marker bindings?

http://www.epicski.com/t/131459/blizzard-bonafide-delaminated/0_10
post #3 of 7

Go talk to your local dealer.  If they're less than a year old that should be a warranty issue. 

 

Even if they're not covered, Blizz may have a spare you could buy for cheap.

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Seems like a common occurrence. Marker bindings?

http://www.epicski.com/t/131459/blizzard-bonafide-delaminated/0_10

  

 

Good guess !  Griffons

 

I had my brahmas switched to them with look pivots and didn't snap them..

thankfully !

 

Kyle

post #5 of 7

Ok so that's why you ask about my Patrons! Patrons and Bonafide are really differents skis... The Bonafide...well you know, is a true charger that has some polyvalence while the Patron is not a charger but is all about polyvalence...Bones are more a on-piste ski that can work from hardpack to a foot of fresh and that can do bumps and trees but demand more work doing so... The Patrons are more an off-piste ski that can still be fun to carve on groomed (different feel but can be fun as long as you don't expect them to be like your Bones. They don't have a lot of effective edges but are solid underfoot),that work better in fresh snow and off-piste (bumps and trees) and are really easy to steer in thight trees (that is why Josh liked them so much)...

 

 

So a question you have to ask yourself is do you want that ski to replace your Bones or better assist your Brahma as a playful off-piste ski?

 

Another question you should ask yourself also is what do you expect from those skis and what will you prioritize and also, what are you willing to compromise? Charger vs playfulness... Lightness vs dampness (especially for skier over 200)...lenght: stability, flottation and better edge hold vs agility...etc.

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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post
 

Ok so that's why you ask about my Patrons! Patrons and Bonafide are really differents skis... The Bonafide...well you know, is a true charger that has some polyvalence while the Patron is not a charger but is all about polyvalence...Bones are more a on-piste ski that can work from hardpack to a foot of fresh and that can do bumps and trees but demand more work doing so... The Patrons are more an off-piste ski that can still be fun to carve on groomed (different feel but can be fun as long as you don't expect them to be like your Bones. They don't have a lot of effective edges but are solid underfoot),that work better in fresh snow and off-piste (bumps and trees) and are really easy to steer in thight trees (that is why Josh liked them so much)...

 

 

So a question you have to ask yourself is do you want that ski to replace your Bones or better assist your Brahma as a playful off-piste ski?

 

Another question you should ask yourself also is what do you expect from those skis and what will you prioritize and also, what are you willing to compromise? Charger vs playfulness... Lightness vs dampness (especially for skier over 200)...lenght: stability, flottation and better edge hold vs agility...etc.

 

All good points..

 

I didnt feel a whole lotta difference between the Brahma and the bonifide on that day..

yet was enjoying the bones before I broke them..  I did seem to be able to map them flap a little while charging..

And charging might be the only thing I feel I do well.. At least on piste almost no matter the conditions.

 

Maybe that says something about what I need to work on and what skis I need to do it..

 

I had a really fun day in the trees and even found a couple places my skis wouldn't carry me when I was going to slow

 

The bottom line is I think for me the Bonifide and Brahma are really close to the same ski

 

Kyle

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Speerhead View Post
 

 

All good points..

 

I didnt feel a whole lotta difference between the Brahma and the bonifide on that day..

yet was enjoying the bones before I broke them..  I did seem to be able to map them flap a little while charging..

And charging might be the only thing I feel I do well.. At least on piste almost no matter the conditions.

 

Maybe that says something about what I need to work on and what skis I need to do it..

 

I had a really fun day in the trees and even found a couple places my skis wouldn't carry me when I was going to slow

 

The bottom line is I think for me the Bonifide and Brahma are really close to the same ski

 

Kyle

Well they are the same ski except the 1 cm gap...

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