Power: A+
Finesse: A+
135.5/98/119.5
18m @ 180cm
166/173/180/187
2100g @ 180cm
$840

Blizzard Bonafide

I readily admit to an engrained bias in favor of the Blizzard Bonafide, as a pair has lived in the first row of my ski locker since its inception. I take them everywhere I go because I’m confident there’s no condition on earth they cannot ski, and ski well. The Bonafide has remained a perennial all-star for skiers because it’s built on sound fundamentals: a wood core made from poplar and beech sandwiched between laminates of multi-directional glass and Titanal. Its Flipcore design connects to the edge early, with no disruption in the snow connection from the modestly rockered forebody through the midsection to its flat, supportive tail. If one wished to pick a nit, it could be argued that the Bonafide is geared for the more skilled skier. But this is true of virtually all the more torsionally rigid models in the All-Mountain West genre. If you want to tone it down a bit, get it in a shorter length and you, too, can experience one of the greatest skis ever made.

Full Review with test scores available on members’ site.

    Find this ski at the following Realskiers Test Centers

  • BOBO'S MOGUL MOUSE
    475 EAST MOANA LANE
    RENO, NV 89502

    http://www.bobos.com/

  • FOOTLOOSE SPORTS
    3043 MAIN ST.
    MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546

    http://www.footloosesports.com/

  • Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop
    11368 Donner Pass Road
    Truckee, CA 96161

    http://granitechief.com/

  • Peter Glenn Ski & Sports
    2901 W. Oakland Pk. Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

    http://www.peterglenn.com/

  • Pierce Skate & Ski
    208 West 98th St.
    Bloomington, MN 55420

    http://www.pierceskateandski.com/

  • Start Haus
    10990 Donner Pass Rd.
    Truckee, CA 96161

    http://starthaus.com/

© 2019-20 Realskiers.com | Contact Us | Reset Password

Facebook
YouTube