Blizzard Bonafide Skis – Men’s: The Bonafide Men’s Ski is the most versatile ski in the Free Mountain line from Blizzard. Built with Blizzard’s Flip Core Technology this ski reaches unheard of levels of stability in a 98mm wasted ski. For two years running this has been the top rated ski in the ski tests. The wood core ski is pressed into its Rockered profile without bending or shaping the ski artificially. This is a real and noticeable difference in performance when compared to all other Rockered skis. The Natural Rocker tip and tail with slight camber under foot allows this ski to be versatile whether knifing through hard pack or floating in deep soft POW, this ski will not let you down. This is the ski for the 1 ski quiver!
The Blizzard Bonafide Ski has no problem ripping the mountain from top to bottom, whether it's a storm day with two feet of fresh, wind-buffed chalk, or a thin layer of corn. It has a mid-fat waist and rockered tip and tail for float in the soft and deep, and metal reinforcement and a large turn radius for high-speed stability. Sandwich sidewall construction make it a precise and powerful turning machine on hardpack or dodging trees. Blizzard's Flipcore technology gives the ski rockered shape naturally, so there's no bending or weakening the ski's integrity. This is one solid, stable, snow-loving board.
The hard-charging Blizzard Bonafide skis attack any terrain on the mountain with rocker designed to reduce floppiness and chatter on hard snow and maneuver well in soft snow.
Recommended skier and snowboarder weights are a general guideline. Additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.
It isn’t very often you come across a pair of skis that are truly built for it all. From groomers to powder, the Blizzard Bonafides are waiting to be taken out in any condition. It is no coincidence that Blizzard used an ox for the graphics of the skis because they are built strong. Sandwich titanium gives the skis a stiff feel while the poplar-bamboo-paulownia wood core provides reactive turns.
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||21m (@ 180cm)|
|Binding Weight Range:||N/A|
|Bindings included:||133/98/118 millimeters|
|Camber:||Flip Core tip and tail rocker|
|Construction:||Sandwich Sidewall Titanium - Polar-Bamboo-Paulownia- Wood, Double Titanium|
|Core Material:||Flip Core 3D, Sidewall|
|Dimensions:||133/98/118 mm - Raidums 21,0 m (180 cm)|
|Features:||Flipcore 3D Technology|
|Model #:||8A206200 001 166|
|Radius by Length:||21m @ 180cm|
|Recommended skier weight:||20 meters|
|Sidecut radius:||Groomed and powder|
|Sidewalls:||Sandwich Sidewall Titanium Construction|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||All Mountain|
|Ski camber:||Groomed and powder|
|Ski design:||Downhill skiing|
|Ski dimensions:||All-mountain wide|
|Ski terrain:||All-mountain wide|
|Special Features:||Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction|
|Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:||133/98/118mm (@ 180cm)|
|Turn Radius:||21m (size 180)|
|Type:||All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)|
|What Binding is Included?:||N/A|
Just spent my second day on a set, demoed them yesterday against a Line Prophet 98 and then the bonafide today. I was skeptical about all the hype of these skis thinking they would be to damp, lifeless at slower speeds, and just to heavy compared to my other skis but they blew me away. FIrst day was normal groomers, busted up heavy crud, found a foot of heavy untracked powder, so little bit of everything. Amazingly versatile with so much fun in all those different conditions. They were heavier than the prophets, especially in the tips with a heavier swing weight. I noticed it just on the chair rides alone. As great of a ski I thought the Prophet 98 was after switching back and forth all day long between the two I chose to go with Bonafides as my one ski quiver ski. Prophet was easier, more forgiving, lighter, turnier, and still ripped everything in sight, very smooth and stable ski. But the Bones surfier, easier to smear tail when needed, and the absolute turn shape variety blew me away. I could dance quick slalom turns and then carve out high speed GS turns with incredible speed and power. More energy and rebound than I was ever expecting. I have owned mantras in the past and still have the original Kendo so I know these types of skis well. Today I just ripped firm icy groomers and medium sized hard moguls and had a blast. The ski does everything you want it to do and does it well! And by the way this ski just flies, probably the fastest ski I have been on in many years and has no speed limit. I have a pretty big quiver of skis but I can say that if you have no idea what the conditions are going to be then you will not regret picking these for any day on the hill, from deep powder to icy groomers. Im 6' 1" and 178lbs and chose the 180cm and its the perfect size. This ski is not for intermediates, those people should be on something else.
This is my favorite ski in the last ten years. It is a ski that I will save forever so I can be better than my kids when I am old and gray. Sure, there are skis for other aspects of skiing, but this one is just so much fun all the time.
Background: Former ski racer, big mountain enthusiast, ski model elite.