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BogsNone of the Bonafide, Enforcer, or Mantra are really skis you'd want to take into the park.
The Mantra is definitely the most demanding of the three, and will kick your ass if you're not on your game, but will also be the most rewarding on sketchy terrain in shitty conditions if you are. It also doesn't have camber underfoot, so won't be as playful or poppy on groomers as the bonafide or Mantra.
Bonafide is the tweener ski of the three, still demanding, but not so much as the Mantra, but not quite as energetic and playful as the enforcer.
Enforcer is the most playful, energetic ski of the bunch, but still provides a solid level of stability. As you probably know, people have been raving about it.
You can't really go wrong with any of these skis, and chances are if you like one of them, you'll like all of them, so I doubt you'll be disappointed regardless of the direction you go in.
mistateInteresting, I would have thought that the mantra would be the least demanding since its fully rockered, unlike the other 2. When i skiied the old mantras, before they took away the camber, i really enjoyed them. I would assume those would probably be most comparable to the bonafide. thanks for the imput.
BogsWouldn't surprise me if you liked the new mantra a lot, too. It's just stiffer, has more metal, than the bonafide/enforcer, but the lack of camber helps increase maneuverability in tight spaces, so itsn't an unmanageable ski by any means. Lack of camber does also make it less fun on groomers because you don't get that pop out of a turn the way you do on a cambered ski, obviously.
Can you demo any of them?
mistateYeah my local ski shop carries Volkl so im thinking i will just demo the mantras. And like you said earlier, theyre all similar skis so if im happy with them ill probably go for it. 191 if i can, may be a little long but thats what you want with a fully rockered ski, right?