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Line Prophet 90 or 100, 179cm or 186cm?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm trying to decide between these 2 skis, the Prophet 90 and the 100.

The 100 comes 179 max, whereas the 90 can go 186cm.

 

I'm not sure what length to go with - I'm tall, but light weight, so the "rules" go both ways with me.

My weight is 155lbs - so most would say go with the 179.  But I'm 6'2", so by height they'd say go 186cm. 

 

I ski Colorado and California.  Colorado when I'm home for Christmas -that's about it.

The rest of the time I'm making quick trips to Big Bear (all groomers) and if I can get away, Mammoth - back bowls and whatever powder I can find.

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

post #2 of 14

For what it sounds like you're skiing the most without sacrificing on the deeper days, I'd go 90 - 186 for sure. 

post #3 of 14

The Line Prophet 100 comes in 186. I own a pair . This ski skis a bit short so if you are an aggressive 6'2" 155 go long. I'm 5'11" 175 and tried both the 179 and 186 100 before buying the 186. However I don't ski groomers much.

post #4 of 14

Go 186... both ski relatively short.  You'll probably be pleased with either one as well - you just have to decide if you want to put more of a priority on your bowl skiing or your groomer skiing.  Both the 90 and 100 can perform great in both conditions, but obviously the 90 is a bit better on groomers and the 100 will be better in pow.  Totally up to you.

post #5 of 14

I have the 90s and in 179 which are fine for me.  I'm shorter but heavier, 5'8" and 195.  But I think you'll like the 90s more for the snow you ski on.  I spent 20+ years in Big Bear and Mammoth/Tahoe so the fresh powder can be few and far between, on the other hand they take good care of the front side runs and the 90s I would think carve a little easier on the groomers.  They are still very decent in the powder.  If you spent more time in Colorado I would probably flip the recommendation though.

post #6 of 14

i'm in a similar situation.  i was formerly an advanced skier but have been boarding for the past 13 years and am now looking to get back on skiis.  i ski Tahoe most of the time (Northstar, Squaw, Sugar Bowl) and do 60% groomers, 30%pow/trees, 10% park.  i'm 5'9" 140lbs.  most sales people i've talked to recommend the Prophet 90 in a 179cm length.  do you guys think this will work for me given my time off from skiis? i was thinking maybe the 172cm lenth might be a bit more appropriate, but i really have no clue.  any advice/recommendations would be much appreciated.  cheers.

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by sk4sk4 View Post

 

i'm in a similar situation.  i was formerly an advanced skier but have been boarding for the past 13 years and am now looking to get back on skiis.  i ski Tahoe most of the time (Northstar, Squaw, Sugar Bowl) and do 60% groomers, 30%pow/trees, 10% park.  i'm 5'9" 140lbs.  most sales people i've talked to recommend the Prophet 90 in a 179cm length.  do you guys think this will work for me given my time off from skiis? i was thinking maybe the 172cm lenth might be a bit more appropriate, but i really have no clue.  any advice/recommendations would be much appreciated.  cheers.

 

I'm 5'10", 140lbs and an advanced skier. I demoed these in 165 cm and really liked them. At first I thought they might be a little small but after a few runs, I really liked this size for my weight/size.

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

I found a guy selling a pair of the 100's at 179 length with Marker Griffon bindings for a solid price so I went with those.  Haven't taken them out yet.

Trying to avoid buyers remorse, but I've also had my eye on the Rossignol SAS S5's.  Those look pretty dope. 

Anyone think they'd be similar skis?  Again, I spend most of my time on groomers, but any powder I can find, I'm there!

 

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by covmaster View Post

 

I found a guy selling a pair of the 100's at 179 length with Marker Griffon bindings for a solid price so I went with those.  Haven't taken them out yet.

Trying to avoid buyers remorse, but I've also had my eye on the Rossignol SAS S5's.  Those look pretty dope. 

Anyone think they'd be similar skis?  Again, I spend most of my time on groomers, but any powder I can find, I'm there!

 

So get a ski for the groomers, no?  There's no point in getting another of the same.  As for the remorse - spend more time on soft snow and you won't be sorry.

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

I didn't mean to communicate that I was considering having both skis.  I'm thinking about selling back the 100 Prophets and going just with the Rossignols.

Wasn't sure how similar they ride or if some prefer one over the other..

 

post #11 of 14

Sorry, don't know.

There's some info here but no review.  Good looking though. I'm not sure that it would be so much different to bother with.  In other words, if you've got remorse it's probably for other reasons than a slightly different ski.

post #12 of 14

Stick with the Prophets... I highly doubt you'll have any remorse after you try them out

post #13 of 14
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Stick with the Prophets... I highly doubt you'll have any remorse after you try them out

 

Agree.... I Own the 100 and it's my favorite..

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

thank you all for your suggestions on the prophet 100's.  For now I'm just going to stick with them.  Although they're wide and I spend most of my time on groomed stuff - there's those few days I get in awesome powder and I think I'll absolutely love them on those days.

 

Still haven't taken them out yet, but hoping I can get out this weekend.

 

Thanks again for your thoughts.

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