You know that grizzled dude you sometimes see on the chairlift who growls through an ice beard about how he's been skiing for 45 years and new skis today are going soft? “Most people don't ski on real skis,” he says, unscrewing a flask of whiskey. Then he crushes crusty bumps down the same run he's been dominating for decades. Well, the Bonafide is a real ski'"even by your crusty friend's standards. Built, like it has been for years, with two sheets of titanal plus Carbon FlipCore, the Bonafide perfectly blends stability with smoothness and flotation. At 98mm underfoot, it leads the category of aggressive all-mountain freeride skis'"narrow enough for groomers, wide enough for back bowls. Why he'll really love it? Not everyone can ski the Bonafide. It is a high-performance ski for advanced and expert skiers. So when you show up rocking a pair, crusty guy may just give you a taste of that flask. You probably want to say no. Similar skis: Stockli Stormrider 95, Volkl Mantra M5, Kastle MX99.
|Weight:||4180 grams (per pair for size 173cm) Learn more about ski weights|