Buy these skis. these skis kick ass and the new 09's look even sicker. If you cant afford 2 sets of skis this year and need an all in one, look no further because the prophet is exactly that.
These skis have performed very well. i live in the midwest and I know people are going to wonder why i got these skis for living in the center but you know what.. i did and they havent dissapointed me yet, ive been able to slide hand rails, and still throw down on jumps. These skis are an all in one quiver so when i make my way out west a few times, im able to shred the deep stuff and cliffs while also go into the park.
I love the graphics on theses skis, the yellow bases are awesome, especially when you are filmed. They are a tad heavy, because of their width. but with the right bindings, you'll be set. i have look p12 jibs on mine, that makes them even heavier, so i wouldn't recommend those if you cant handle or like a little bit of added weight.
They are good for the money, definitly a good bang for your buck. If you want a ski to handle everything, they are worth every penny.
The overall fit of the skis is great. I used to ride K2 public enemys, and salomon 1080's and compared to those the width dominates. these skis share about the same flex pattern and weight but with the added width, they let you charge through anything.
The flex of this ski overall is alot better than i expected. I have them in a 179 and with me being just average weight i was still able to nose/tail press and butter no problem. The ski is stiffer compared to park skis, but will still bend with ease when you need it to.
The top sheet has shown a few scratches and chips, mostly from sliding rails,but other than that, they are tough as nails and i have defiitly put theses things to work.
The Prophet 90 is an awesome ski that is good for use all over the mountain. I am the type of skier who skis the whole mountain plus goes off and find my own trails. This ski opened up the mountain by allowing me to ski everywhere and know that I could keep the ski in control and that i could comfortable no matter where i was. I really enjoyed using it on my local mountains and even more when i was out in utah. This ski allowed me to ski everything that the mountain had to offer with just the one ski. They are alot of fun and they are definitely worth the money. The only downfall with the ski for me is that the top coat scratches and chips easily. Overall if you dont mind your skis getting chipped and scratced, which all usually do just some not as easily, then this ski is an awesome ski.
I am a member of the alpine ski team at my high school and i was able to ski these skis as hard as i would a race ski and they held up well. They really can take a beating and they allowed me to go anywhere i wanted on the mountain. The ski held an edge on hard and soft snow which allowed for ripping groomers at any time of the day. Also, the ski has a nice flex which allowed for quick turns for the trees and the ability to run some moguls. This ski was awesome anywhere on the mountain.
the width of the ski seems a little on the wide side for groomers on the east coast. But, the width was amazing on groomers. It really allows the skier to get on edge and rip. Also, the top graphic is sweet and i like how the whole Prophet series uses one large graphic spread over the 90, 100, and 130.
This ski was a very good deal. It allowed for me to have a twin tip ski but still be able to ski hard on all aspects of the mountain. For what i used the ski for it was awesome. My pops got a pair of volkls that he used in utah and around the local mountains and his skis were in the price range of close to 1000 bucks with bindings. So for the price that these skis are they are definitely worth buying for all-mountain use.
I have the 179cm Prophet 90. At first I thought it was a little to long, but once I put my boots on and layed the skis on the snow they were fine. Also, I am 5'9 - 5'10 maybe a little more and weigh 200+. The ski worked amazingly well for me this past season. Over february break i took a trip out to Utah and they floated well even for my size.
Before getting the Prophet 90 I had a pair of the first Line Invaders. The symmetric flex was fun for just tooling around but sucked for deep snow. When i got the Prophet 90 I added an extra 18cm to the ski under my feet which added a little over 7 inches to the ski i used. The binding mounted back from center allowed for a ski that is more like one i would use for racing. But, the flex is a lot softer and is awesome for all over the mountain. The metal matrix and the freeride directional flex that Line integrated into the ski is awesome. The freeride flex makes the ski progressively stiffer from the tip to tail. This gives the ski a lot of power when put on edge.
The bases withstood some rocks and a few close calls with trees, there are a few scratches near the tips though. The top coat however scratches very easily and seems there are always new scuffs on it. It is deffinitely not a ski that will stay looking new for long. But, the bases and edges are strong and will last forever.