For those who remember the infamous "Quiver of Two" posting from 2010, I talked myself into buying a pair of Line Prophet 90's in 170cm and put my Bishop Bombers on them. The first time I went out at Gore, I couldn't flex the ski well (I weigh 160 lbs). I attributed the stiffness to the beefy binding. So, not to be discouraged, I mounted a pair of 22 Designs Hammerheads on them and took them back to Gore 3 weeks later. I realized it was the ski being stiff (and pilot error), not the bindings. So, with two days of skiing on them, I am selling them w/o bindings. $150.00 and I'll ship anywhere in Northeast. I can email pics if interested.
I'm told by various people that this sticks are very similar to the Icelantic Pilgrims I'm on. (I thought they were 169s?) I'd say you do have to be aggressive (I'm 180 before Thanksgiving dinner). IF the Line 90 are similar or the same, I'd recommend these skis for the right size person. I thought they handled trees and hardpack pretty well.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
I've been trying to pick them up from telerider only email exchanged so far but never gave that a thought Danzilla. At least two different bindings have been attached to these skiis already does that make a difference?
Fahz - No idea whether it would or not. One way or the other you have first dibs. I have been researching the prophet 90s, sultan 85s, etc. online. I am getting a new setup this year so really won't have a chance to demo. Found some decent deals on the prophets and the sultans online but none this good:).
Have you demo'd these? What other sticks are you looking at?
Fahz, I never saw an email from you , but I did try to send you a message this weekend. I just replied to Danzilla (email) before I saw these last few posts. He is in NJ and I would prefer not spending $ on shipping, as at $150, they're a steal as was already noted. The actual holes are quite small, I think a 3/16" bit. Once you epoxy the holes they regain their integrity. The key is cutting the epoxy with alcohol to make it less viscous. The alcohol evaporates and you're left with the hardened epoxy.
No I have not demoed them but have heard good things and read good reviews on the Prophets. I have been looking for a fat ski with a 90 or so waist preferably twin tip. Considering the Icelantic Pilgrim, Volkl Bridge, Scott Crusade, Line Prophets in the range of 170 length. Shorter than most of the sizing guides suggest for me but that is the direction I'm thinking about. I'm hoping to be able to get these around quicker get better in the trees enjoy powder & slush more , not necessarily for the park more all mountain. I think the Bridges would be the softest more park friendly hadn't considered the Sultans. Thinking of a nice powder day at a place like Magic, Hickory Plattekill to see what they can do. Wish I had the chance to demo them all first. I presently ski Atomic Nomad Blackeye 171 length with a 79 waist. Guess I'm trying to expand the quiver