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An everyday ski for the adventurous skier, the Blizzard Bonafide Skis are for those who venture off piste more often than not. With its 98mm underfoot you'll have a wide ski that can easily destroy crud and crust and float in light to medium sized powder while remaining quick enough edge to edge to lay out some serious giant slalom style carves. The Flipcore Technology is a rocker pattern created by actually molding the Bonafide upside down creating an even pressure distribution. This means that the Bonafide has smooth tip to tail edge hold and a very nimble feel overall. The Bonafide also gets 2 layers of titanium making for great torsional stiffness, bumping up the edge hold that also dampens vibrations which is sure to come in handy when in choppy and crusty snow. If you're an aggressive skier, you'll love the speed that the titanium gives you. The Bonafide has race style construction making it a great choice for skiers interested in rocker or wider skis but are apprehensive about losing hard packed performance. Regardless of the terrain you're on, the Blizzard Bonafide Skis are a masterpiece that are here to give you an amazing ski experience.


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Ski Specifications

Ski Gear Intended Use: All Mountain
Type: All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)
Bindings Included: No
What Binding is Included?: N/A
Binding DIN: N/A
Binding Weight Range: N/A
Waist Width: 98mm
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 133/98/118mm (@ 180cm)
Tail Profile: Flat
Rocker: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
Turn Radius: 21-29
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length: 21m (@ 180cm)
Construction Type: Sidewall
Core Material: Wood
Base Material: Sintered
Used: No
Titanium: Yes
Special Features: Sandwich Sidewall Titanium Construction
Special Features: Flipcore 3D Technology
Warranty: One Year
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Model Year: 2014
Model Number: 8A311400 173
Product ID: 307214

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Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2014
 
4.7

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Narsi

        from Shakopee MN

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        Nice product.

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Narsi

        from Shakopee MN

        Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2014:

        Nice product

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        5.0

        Bonafide ROcks

        By Skipatrolguy

        from Harbor Springs Michigan

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        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation

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          • All Mountain
          • Downhill

          Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2014:

          I skied this Ski at a demo and liked it so much that I bought it for the upcoming season. For the last few years, Blizzard has been making some remarkable skis. And the Bonafide is no exception. There is reason why if you read the magazines that all the testers rave about this ski. If you are an expert level skier that likes all conditions, this is the ski for you. This ski handles the groomers, chopped up snow and some powder remarkably well. If you are looking for a powder specific ski, look somewhere else, but if you are all over the mountain in all conditions, take a look a the Bonafide, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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          4.0

          2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski Review

          By Trey R.

          from General Management

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                Trey here with Blizzard's Bonafide. I give this ski 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you're aggressive, and big and powerful skier, you're going to absolutely love it, you'd probably give it 5 stars. I'm not quite that big, but I really did enjoy how stable and powerful the ski is. I think if you ski like, in the Sierra's or the Northwest, where you get a lot of heavy, thick snow, you're going to really like this ski, because it'll power through anything. Very stable, quick enough under foot to get you through about any situation, but definitely a demanding ski.

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                5.0

                2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski Review

                By Thom P.

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                      Hi, I'm Thom. I just got off the Blizzard Bonafide. 5 out of 5 for this thing all day long. It's one of my favorites and one of the most exciting skis out there right now. 98 under foot, so it's your super versatile dimension, it can go anywhere, it can do anything. It absolutely rails turns on hard pack. It has that finishing power that adds that, kind of flare, that excitement to the ski that a lot of other skis don't have. So real dynamic, super stable, definitely meant for either your heavier guy or your advanced skier though. It's not something that you want to put an intermediate on and hope they'll do alright. It's a demanding, powerful ski that gives you back everything you put into it.

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                      3.0

                      2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski Review

                      By Steve K.

                      from Ski-E-O

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                            Hi, I'm Steve and I just got off the Blizzard Bonafide. I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars. It's really actually a very awesome ski, but it's too much ski for me. It has 2.5 sheets of metal and with 3 knee surgeries and being in my 50's, it just would tire me out within a few runs, but it's amazingly stable. If you're a big guy and you like to run your skis really hard, really load them up and give them all you got, this ski would be an amazing ski. It was extremely stable, and at fast speed, it was solid as a rock, but it was definitely for a guy that is a much stronger, bigger skier than I am.

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                            5.0

                            2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski Review

                            By Kyle M.

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                                  I'm Kyle. I just got off the Bonafide. This ski is a 5 out of 5. I really liked them. You can ski all over the mountain with it. You can hit pretty much groomers plus go off terrain and hit any kind of little bumps and a little bit of stashes and stuff. This ski held an edge really good even though how fast you can go, it doesn't matter. And it's still really playful on lower speeds too so it was really surprising. Once again going to give this 5 out of 5.

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                                  5.0

                                  2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski Review

                                  By Hunter A.

                                  from 2014 Test Fest Team

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                                        Hey, it's Hunter here, just got off the Blizzard Bonafide. It's a 5 out of 5 ski for me. I'd give it more stars if I could. It's for the skier that's really willing to work at it. If you're in the backseat, not ready to ski, it'll beat you up, but if you want that snap out of a turn, if you want your skis airborn between carves, this thing will do it. It's a demanding race car of a ski and I love it.

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                                        5.0

                                        2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski Review

                                        By Adam P.

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                                              I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Blizzard Bonafide. I give this ski 5 out of 5. If you're looking for a well-rounded ski you can take anywhere. It's 98 at the waist. It has a little bit of metal in it. Blizzard's Flip Core Rocker makes it really easy to ski in pretty much any type of condition. As long as you like going strong and fast, or maybe you're a little bit heavier. 5 out of 5.

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                                                What length was tested by Hunter and Trey?
                                                Asked on 2/9/2014 by Paul from Calgary, AB

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                                                  Both Hunter and Trey skied the 180cm Blizzard Bonafide skis.

                                                  Answered on 2/11/2014 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                                Hi, I am an advanced skier, that mostly skied groomed slopes but is now going off-piste and touring. I mostly ski east coast. I am 6'1" and 210 lbs, and most of the time have a 15-20 lbs backpack. Would you recommend the Rossignol Soul 7 or the Blizzard Bonafide? How about the length? I a thinking 188 for the Soul 7 and 180 for the Bonafide as the Soul is softer.
                                                Asked on 2/2/2014 by Roland

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                                                  For backcountry/sidecountry usage, I would likely recommend the Soul 7's over the Blizzard Bonafides. The added surface contact (with a waist of 106mm versus 98mm) and lighter overall weight will make them more ideal for traversing steeper conditions as well as hiking. As for length, I would actually go with the 188cm and 187cm lengths in the Soul 7 and Bonafides, respectively. Both should be solid at your size and skill level, and for touring.

                                                  Answered on 2/4/2014 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                                Trying to decide between the Rossi 98's and the Bonafides- the Bonafides seem a little more popular. What are the biggest differences?

                                                I'm 6' 185, skiing 25% groomed, 50% cruddy bumps, 25% powder
                                                Asked on 12/28/2013 by Pistol Pete from Minnesota or Big Sky

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                                                  While the skis seem very similar there are a few key difference that resulted in me trading in my E98's for a pair of Bonafide's this season. The E98 has more of a carving, GS, type feel which means it excels on firmer snow and can absolutely charge through any cruddy or crusty snow. It is very controlled, predictable, and damp. The Bonafide is less race inspired and more like a skinny big mountain ski. It doesn't lack for edge to edge quickness or grip on firm snow but has a less refined feel than the E98. It is still very precise but the power is less tamed, giving the Bonafide an extra explosiveness to the finish of every turn. Also, as it comes from a big mountain background, it has a more "playful" feel when in tighter trees and crud where the E98 wants to carve a clean turn still.

                                                  Answered on 12/30/2013 by Thom from Product Specialist
                                              • Q:

                                                First off, love this ski. Demoed at Loveland and could not stop skiing it. I own the 2013 model. Are there any changes in the ski for 2014?
                                                Asked on 8/19/2013 by Colorado Skiier from Boulder, co

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                                                  The Blizzard Bonafides from last season and this season will be identical, with the exception of the graphics.

                                                  Answered on 8/19/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                                Hey Folks, got any binding recommendations to go with the Blizzard Bonafide's? Looking to pick up a pair of 166cm and new bindings before they get sold out again. Thanks!
                                                Asked on 8/18/2013 by Ross from Norcal

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                                                  You can try Marker M11.0 Demo Bindings.

                                                  Answered on 8/18/2013 by Community Answer from None
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                                                When will this ski be available to purchse?
                                                Asked on 7/26/2013 by MIKE from AVON, CO

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                                                  The 2014 Blizzard Bonafide skis are currently available for shipment.

                                                  Answered on 7/27/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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