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I am a strong, agressive skier which can ski almost everything in the mountain. If there no new snow I mostly spend my time in the groomers (love going fast). If there's new snow, i spend all of my time looking for powder. Hate the park. Which of the skis mentioned above will suit me best? I can find the Monster for about $100 less than the Bonafides. Would you recomend something else?
Both skis haul on groomers and through crud with the Monster’s having more weight and longer turning radius so more of a GS turning charger. The Bonifide has reduced their turning radius and stiffness over the years so it’s a little more user friendly than it used to be but it can still haul too.
Move the mount up on the Monster a cm or so to make it a little more friendly without decreasing stability.
So Monster is the ultimate groomer charger and the Bonifide a lighter, more forgiving charger.
I demoed the bonafides for a few hours in 180. I didn't love them for hard charging. To me they were snappier and tighter radius than I would want in a fast groomer ski. I think they're better at shorter turns and medium speeds. I didn't ski powder so I can't speak for that.
For comparison I usually ski volkl kendos which feel stiffer and more stable at speed. Maybe check out mantras if you're looking for something wider underfoot?