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Line Prophet 80

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Ski Reviewed: Line Prophet 80 - 176

We've finally had enough skiing days in the east that I feel comfortable reviewing my new boards.

About Me: I am 26 years old, 5'7", 170 lbs, I have skied for 22 years, instructed for a few years on the east coast, but no longer do. I consider my self pretty competent on skis. I will ski almost any terrain agressively and wanted a ski that would perform reasonably well on most terrain as I can't afford a quiver (affordability was also a reason for getting the Lines). I live and ski in the east with a trip or two out west every year.

My concerns: My first concern was width. The skis I was replacing were 75 mm, and I had never skied anything wider. Living and skiing where I do, 80 mm seemed wide to me, even though to most it would not. I am very happy with the results. They perform well on any surface other than hardpack/ice, which is to be expected.

My other concern, based on some reviews, was durability. The jury is still out on that one. I have about ten days on them and have not had any issues.

My impressions: This is a great, all mountain, directional twin tip ski. They rail on groomers and are reasonably versatile with respect to turn shape and size. They are very stable and the twin tip did not really impede carving performance as far as I was concerned. Their performance in bumps was also better than what I was expecting. Certainly an adequate bump ski. They also handled the deep stuff (6" ) we had this weekend very nicely.

Some people consider this a stiff ski, and if you spend all of your time in the park, this might be true, but I don't think it is all that stiff. The flex is good. Not a noodle, but not a tank, either. A nice consistent flex and very smooth.

Final thoughts: This is a solid, fun ski that is worth considering if you want an all mountain twin tip in the 75 - 85 mm range. If they prove to be durable, I would say I am very satisfied with my purchase. 8.5 out of 10.

It seems to me like there is a dearth of info out there on these, so if anyone is considering them and wants more specific info, feel free to PM me.
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Was wondering what your "long-term" impression of the Line Prophet 80 was?  Have you skied wider skis since buying them?  Skied in deeper powder?  Durability? 

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